Eargo hearing aids automatically adapt to your environment
Eargo hearing aids automatically adapt to your environment

Eargo was released by Eargo 6. These headphones are the sixth generation of the company's smart hearing aids that use new technology to automatically adjust the volume when traveling.

While there are a lot of health technologies on display at CES that have been forgotten because they can't be bought, there is reason to believe that 2022 could be an important year for hearing devices.

The functional principle of hearing aids is to convert the sound picked up by the microphone into a digital signal and then amplify it. You can also enhance certain sounds like your own while reducing background noise.

Eargo devices are registered as FDA Class II Exempt devices, which means they are medium-risk devices with special controls.

Since this is the sixth edition of the Eargo headphones, updates are frequent. The new Eargo 6, for example, better protects against background noise and distortion between speech pauses.

It also has improved IPX7 water resistance. Eargo adds a mask mode that allows the device to more accurately compensate for the way the mask blocks sound from the speakers. However, the big update for this year is a new feature that Eargo calls the audio tuning.

The volume tuning function is based on the Eargo 5's audio matching function, which plays sounds at different levels and tones in each ear.

This creates a personal audio account that can be used to customize devices for a specific environment, whether it's a noisy restaurant or a meeting.

The problem with Eargo 5's Voice Match feature is that the first test to create a custom audio account takes 8-10 minutes. If you want to update the account, you need to put it in the charger and wait up to 5 minutes.

2022 could be an important year for hearing aid technology

To make temporary settings on the go, you'll need to pull out your phone or pat your ears. Eargo said the new audio tuning feature builds on this technology, using a special algorithm to recognize your surroundings without user interaction and then automatically adjust the hearing aid settings.

In short, the functionality has changed from manual mode to automatic mode. Eargos are so small you can't tell if someone is wearing them.

One of the main reasons why many people do not use hearing aids is the social problems associated with wearing hearing aids.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders in the United States estimates that approximately one-third of people ages 65 to 74 have a hearing loss.

For people over the age of 75, this percentage rises to 50%. However, only 30% of people over the age of 70 who could benefit from hearing aids have used hearing aids. In adults between the ages of 20 and 69, this number drops to 16%.

Eargo 6 is suitable for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Big tech companies are also looking to add more listening capabilities to their devices. In May, Bose launched the SoundControl hearing aid for $849.95 without having to see an audiologist.

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