ne day, I was tying flies while fly fishing and an inspiration struck. It occurred to me that a hearing device could be modeled after the shape of a fishing fly. I thought if we could shrink the device down and suspend its electronics using soft medical grade silicone fibers mimicking the fibers on a fishing fly, we'd have a device that could solve many of the problems my patients had been experiencing using conventional hearing devices. So I worked with a team of industry and operational experts to create a world class consumer-driven medical device company, with an industry changing experience and device. Today, we call this device Eargo (a Class 1 medical device) – and the fibers inspired by the fishing fly are now a patented new technology we call Flexi Fibers.
As a doctor, my top priority has always been the health of my patients. So Eargo was designed first and foremost to be breathable, comfortable and healthy for the ear canal. That's why I designed the Flexi Fibers to be open enough to allow air to flow naturally through the ear canal, while being strong enough to hold the device firmly in place. And because the Flexi Fibers don’t block the ear canal, some pure, natural bass sounds are able to pass right through. Which is why the sound quality is exceptional.
But best of all, the Eargo device is small enough to fit entirely in the ear, making it practically invisible. And it’s so comfortable, many people tell me they forget they’re even wearing them.
My patients also told me they often had trouble fiddling with those tiny hearing aid switches, so we made Eargo with a clever acoustic switch. All you need to do is pop them in and double tap each ear until you find the setting that’s right for you.
And my patients told me they hated changing those tiny batteries all the time, so we made Eargo rechargeable. A single nighttime charge will last you an entire day.
If you suffer from hearing loss, or even if you just have trouble hearing in noisy places like restaurants, I hope you will try these exciting new FDA-registered hearing devices for yourself. They arrive ready to use right out of the box, after a quick charge. Consider it your opportunity to hear life to the fullest again — the way nature intended.