6 Startups Working on How to Fix Hearing Loss
Founded in 2013, Silicon Valley-based Eargo has raised $83.6 million, including a $45 million Series C last month. The Eargo Plus hearing aid is shaped like a fishing fly and is nearly the same size, suspended in the middle of the ear using soft medical grade silicone fibers. The so-called Flexi Fibers don't plug the ear canal, allowing some ambient bass sounds to pass through, while the device mainly amplifies the mid and high sounds. The company says it's like having an "internal equalizer set just right"… Read more.