In Eargo Plus, Eargo has retained Eargo’s original, small design - modeled after the size of a conventional invisible-in-canal (IIC). The company promotes the hearing aid as extremely comfortable using its patented Flexi Fibers. The Flexi Fibers help cushion the hearing aid within the ear canal while using an “open fit” design which allows low frequency sounds to enter the ear unoccluded. The Flexi Fibers are removable and can be changed when ear wax plugs the opening. There is also a secondary ear wax filter beyond the Flexi Fibers which acts as an additional barrier to keep ear wax from plugging the receiver.
Eargo Plus is designed for people with mild-to-moderate high frequency hearing loss, and has four preset sound profiles. Eargo Plus is currently the only rechargeable IIC type of device on the market. Eargo has designed their own charger - the hearing devices snap securely inside. Once charged, Eargo Plus will operate for about 16 hours per day.
Upon receiving the hearing devices, the Eargo Plus client will receive a phone consultation from this professional explaining everything about their devices, including daily operation through maintenance and including setting realistic expectations. Eargo Plus purchasers is partnered with a licensed hearing professional during the 45-day trial period
Upgrades Eargo Plus vs the original Eargo:
UPDATE 11/16/2017 - We reached out to Eargo for clarification on some of the upgrades to Eargo Plus:
The Eargo Plus has rechargeable batteries and volume control.