By the end of the day, I don’t really feel I need to take them off because they kind of become integrated. They are indispensable to me.

Impressive. Our cookbook for simple soirées is a stack of take-out menus, so...y’know. Similar. [1]
Impressive. Our cookbook for simple soirées is a stack of take-out menus, so…y’know. Similar. 
Peggy Knickerbocker knows a little something about how to throw a good dinner party. After all, she’s the James Beard award-winning author of multiple cookbooks, including Simple Soirees: Seasonal Menus for Sensational Dinner Parties.

We were salivating just reading the titles of her dishes (from warm figs wrapped in serrano ham to double-ginger gingerbread), so if you’re lucky enough to get a seat at Peggy’s dinner table, you’re in for a treat.

But one person who wasn’t enjoying Peggy’s dinner parties?

Peggy.

What Was That?

(We bet you knew that was the answer. After all, who wouldn’t enjoy double-gingerbread?)

Peggy found herself saying “what was that?” frequently, missing out on jokes, and having a hard time following conversation. We bet she was also missing out on a ton of compliments, because… again, double-ginger gingerbread. We’re still salivating.

But she wasn’t just missing things around the dinner table.

Peggy lives in San Francisco and is lucky enough to travel to New York and London to attend lectures and plays.

Not a bad place to call home sweet home
Not a bad place to call home sweet home

She’s surrounded by bustling, vibrant art scenes, but the more she watched, the less she enjoyed. And not just because of people unwrapping crinkly candies behind her. Dialogue was garbled and speakers were hard to follow.

Finally, enough was enough. Peggy knew she needed to take action and make a change.

Taking the First Steps

Enter Peggy’s husband, Robert. Robert was always looking for cutting-edge products, and he’d heard great things about a little device that was causing a big stir: Eargo hearing aids. He managed to get Peggy into a six month trial in Eargo’s Clinical Trials, starting with Eargo Plus. Peggy accepted the trial, popped Eargo Plus into her ears, and, drumroll please…

She noticed a difference.

It was gradual at first, but the more she wore her Eargos, the sharper her hearing became. Since then, Peggy has taken every Eargo product for a test drive, and today, she’s one of the first consumers to be sporting Eargo Neo. The difference has been huge: conversations are no longer muddled, she’s noticed less feedback and improved noise reduction, and she’s back to being a regular participant in her dinners, presumably basking in well-deserved praise.

Peggy also told us she finds wearing Eargo Neo even more comfortable than wearing Apple AirPods, and she can easily have phone conversations without any interference. She can also fully enjoy the sounds of San Francisco while walking her beloved bulldog, Lovey. As Peggy put it, Eargo Neos are “indispensable” to her.

“Indispensable,” eh? We think that means Peggy owes us a tin of double-ginger gingerbread, right…?

Peggy and Lovey: a dream team
Peggy and Lovey: a dream team

Eargo Continues to be Indispensable

And from Eargo Plus, to Eargo Max, to Eargo Neo, they’ve continued to be indispensable. Peggy continues to enjoy dinner parties, plays, spending quality time with her pup, lectures, movies, and everything else the vibrant San Francisco scene throws her way with renewed confidence.

And most importantly, she’s able to communicate with friends she was having trouble hearing before. Some of Peggy’s older friends are suffering from Parkinson’s and can no longer speak at regular volumes. Before Eargo Neo, Peggy was worried she wouldn’t be able to communicate with her friends, which often leads to dangerous social isolation, something Peggy had experience with.

Years earlier, Peggy’s father had suffered from untreated hearing loss, social isolation, and eventually, Alzheimer’s. She believes that had he treated his hearing loss, he could have lead a more stimulated, involved life. That’s why Peggy knows just how important hearing health is. And with the help of Eargo, Peggy can not only live her life again, but she can spend meaningful time with her friends, keeping them involved and valued.

Peggy’s favorite accessory (on the left, obviously)
Peggy’s favorite accessory (on the left, obviously)

Peggy understands why some people are hesitant to buy hearing aids. It feels like an admission of old age, akin to buying a walker or a cane, and no one wants to admit that they’re getting older. But guess what? Eargo Neo is our smallest hearing aid yet, and practically invisible to the naked eye. So if stigma is the only thing stopping you, well…looks like nothing’s stopping you anymore.

Peggy’s Eargo Experience as Told by Her Clinical Trials Group Manager, Travis:

TravisI have been working with Peggy in our Clinical Trials Group since late 2016. Prior to joining our test group, she had been wearing our first generation of hearing aids, Eargo Plus, with great satisfaction. She noted her history of attending rock and roll concerts had caught up with her, and hearing better was priority number one. Her audiogram results showed a mild sloping to moderately-severe sensorineural hearing loss, indicating she was a great candidate to test our device. Often attending visits with her husband Robert and her bulldog, Lovey, Peggy has participated in Eargo’s evaluation for over two years.

Peggy has tested many different iterations of our hearing aids and provided useful feedback on acoustic performance, functionality, reliability and comfort. When she received Eargo Neo, she immediately noticed the re-designed shape of the device was more comfortable and invisible. Although she likes to show them off to friends, we’d like to leave that decision to her.

Hear How Peggy’s Ears Love Eargo

Designed to improve speech intelligibility, Eargo Neo supports wider bandwidth and more boost in the high frequencies where Peggy needs it most. Supplemented by the comfortable Flexi Palms, we’re able to provide a better acoustic seal to reduce feedback and create a more robust sound. When Peggy describes the sound as sharper and crisper, that’s exactly what we’re looking to achieve. We’re always looking to improve every aspect of our device, and I look forward to working with Peggy on future iterations.

If Peggy’s story rings a little too true to you, it might be time to upgrade your ears with our 21st-century technology. Request a free sample kit to learn how our modern hearing aids fit and feel with a mock device. Or, contact one of our Personal Hearing Guides to ensure your ears are up-to-date at 1-800-734-7603.

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Amanda is Eargo's intrepid copywriter. She spends her days sipping coffee and brainstorming ear puns. So far, she's penned aurally good one or two.

15 Comments

  1. LARRY BRETT Reply

    Are these hearing aids sold locally in the Burlington VT area?
    Don’t I have to have an ear hearing test to be able to be sure these are perfect for my hearing particular loss.
    I’m 74 years old and have had problems hearing for years. I suffer with tendinitis also. H E L P! What is your best price for an Rock & Roller? How long do they last?

    • We’re not brick and mortar, just click to order our modern hearing aids. You can visit select b8ta stores to experience Eargo. Eargo is a modern hearing aid, designed for adults experiencing mild to moderate, high-frequency hearing loss. Our audiologists can determine whether Eargo is right for each client based on a provided audiogram. When an audiogram isn’t available, proprietary processes allow for our Personal Hearing Professionals to determine whether Eargo is right for each client’s mild to moderate, high-frequency hearing loss. We cannot offer assurance our hearing aid will provide relief from tinnitus. We’re currently selling three sets of hearing aids, Eargo Plus and Eargo Max and our recently-released Eargo Neo, for $1,450, $2,150 and $2,750, respectively, with financing options as low as $90/month. Have questions? Our Personal Hearing Guides are all ears at 1-800-734-7603.

    • We suggest new-to-Eargo clients try our free sample kit to get an understanding of the fit and feel of our devices. After requesting the sample kit, you’ll receive a call from one of our personal hearing guides to discuss your level of hearing loss, as Eargo was designed for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. You can request your non-working sample kit today from try.eargo.com, or call us with any questions at 1-800-734-7603. We’re all ears!

  2. Colleen Lawrence Reply

    I really need to test your products because money is tight in this household. Just my Husband, our precious dog Brody and myself…I have tried some of the Nanos with no help from them but here I sit paying bills and still no hearing aids…please help me so I can quit saying HUH?

    • We suggest new-to-Eargo clients try our free sample kit to get an understanding of the fit and feel of our devices. After requesting the sample kit, you’ll receive a call from one of our personal hearing guides to discuss your level of hearing loss, as Eargo was designed for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. You can take our Hearing Screener today at try.eargo.com, or call us with any questions at 1-800-734-7603. We’re all ears!

  3. John DAcquisto Reply

    I was vasoligating whether to get a hearing aid or not. After talking a line drive of my mouth when playing baseball in the Big Leagues I began to experience losing my hearing. It was frustrating to have to say can you repeat that please every single time some one said something to me. So I started to look for hearing devices and was astounded at the cost and how cumbersome they were and I had to change batteries frequently. Then I say this add on the EARGO hearing aids that were invisible to the naked eye, rechargeable easy volume adjusting with a tap on the ear. and comfortable to wear. So I thought I would give them a try. So I bought a pair to try the Plus Model and as soon as I put them in and let them set to my ear canal I noticed a substantial difference in my hearing to were it was clearer and I wasn’t asking people to repeat themselves. What a difference. I work for Baseball and I need to hear people and this was a saving grace for me…They are wonderful. Thanks EARGO…

    • Thank you for sharing your excellent Eargo experience, John. Happy hearing!

  4. karen bartlett Reply

    how do these compare to Miracle Ear’s “in ear” hearing aids?
    obviously the price is different, and.. tapping the ear? awesome! not messing with batteries weekly? awesome!
    I just got my Miracle Ears and boy was I laid away pricewise, but I wanted an in ear unit.
    I would like to know about your trial kit! my husband will be interested, too. we ride some high performance
    LOUD Harleys, and have since the ’60s. yeah, them there were all those years of rock ‘n roll, personally.. I spent
    years with Janis BLASTING in my cars.

  5. I have been wearing Lyric hearing aids for several years now and I love them. However they are very expensive and I would like to try your Eargo aids. Please tell me the difference between your models, are they the same shape and fit the same? Are they just as invisible as Lyric aids?

    • We think our modern hearing aids are in a league of their own. Our Personal Hearing Guides can walk you through the details and differences at 1-800-734-7603. ChEARs!

  6. Priscilla Gerraty Reply

    I currently wear behind the ear hearing aids. I was told I could not wear in the ear hearing aids as I would have ear infections. Can I wear this hearing aid?

    • Every ear is different (even your own!) so that’s a tough one to answer on social. We’d suggest giving our Personal Hearing Guides a call at 1-800-734-7603 to learn whether Eargo is right for your specific hearing loss needs.

    • We suggest new-to-Eargo clients try our free sample kit to get an understanding of the fit and feel of our devices. After requesting the sample kit, you’ll receive a call from one of our personal hearing guides to discuss your level of hearing loss, as Eargo was designed for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. You can request your non-working sample kit today from try.eargo.com, or call us with any questions at 1-800-734-7603. We’re all ears!

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