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What is the best Personal Sound Amplification Device?

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Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Highland

29 March 2017 - 4794 Views

It sounds like you want a communication recommendation.  In order to find the best Personal Sound Amplifier Product (PSAP) for you, taking into account your hearing acuity, your lifestyle, your support group, your hearing difficulties, your budget, your dexterity, your cognition, your needs, your wants, and more, you need a communication needs assessment.  The communication needs assessment will factor in all of these issues, and more, to determine what products (amplifiers, assistive devices, phones, hearing aids, cochlear implants, etc.) will be... Read more

Is Eargo a hearing aid or PSAP?

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Abram Bailey, AuD

Doctor of Audiology, Hearing Tracker Founder

08 March 2017 - 803 Views

Eargo has been called a hearing aid in the press, but I cannot find any instance of Eargo being called a hearing aid on the Eargo website itself. Also, all FDA-registered hearing aids should be listed in the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID), and I cannot find "Eargo" in the listings. See for yourself: https://accessgudid.nlm.nih.gov/devices/search?query=eargo