The Eargo 6 modes will vary depending on your surroundings
Eargo has been announcing a new model of CES smart, almost invisible hearing aids for the past few years now and 2022 is an exception with the introduction of Eargo 6. As usual, the buds will be small blacks embrace the same completely. factor of a canal shape (CIC) that allows them to stay almost completely out of sight. The material is "fresh" on the inside.
The main feature of the Eargo 6 is called "Sound Adjust". There are no rewards for measuring what this does, but the company claims that their proprietary algorithm can automatically sense what it does. around you and the hearing aids automatically make the most of it to give you the best options for it. Profiles are a fairly common feature of most hearing aids, but automatic adjustment is usually reserved for the pricier models, and they all do it with varying degrees of success, in my experience. at least.
The difference here is that the Eargo 6 is much smaller than most other products that offer similar technologies. Being tiny is good, and it's the main selling point here, but it also means a lot fewer buildings to fill with sensors and chips. Nonetheless, Eargo seems to be finding sensible ways to bring their contributions up to par with their greater competition (both physically and metaphorically).
In fact, it would not be CES 2022 without a few COVID-related side effects. For the past two years, those with hearing loss have faced a new challenge: Talking to masked people. Not only does this take away visual feedback, it also disturbs sound - a double whammy for those struggling to understand. So, the company has introduced a “mask mode” that aims to solve some of the changes in sound created by a face mask.
Other changes this time around include revised sound reduction with the company’s applications further reducing background noise allowing the voice to pass through. The Eargo 6 is also rated IPX7 for water resistance. This means they can be submerged for 30 minutes at a depth of one meter without water damage. In practical terms, this means you may be able to leave them indoors while you shower or go for a quick swim. Or, more logically, you get a few of them when you clean them.
Since we are not physically at CES this year, we have not been able to test them as we normally do, but if there are years before that there is nothing to do with the plucky little hearing aid just 'become softer and more useful. As usual, the Eargo 6 is sold directly to consumers and sells for $ 2,950. In terms of hearing aids that is about the ongoing standard for high-end models, although the company also offers financing options.
Follow the latest news from CES 2022 here!
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include related links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.