March 3, 2023

In the video below, ANTHRAX and PANTERA drummer Charlie Benante shares his story and how the over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid Eargo has helped him hear life to the fullest again.

"When I was diagnosed with hearing loss, and they were explaining to me, 'Here's your options,' and when I saw them, my stomach turned," Benante says. "And I'm, like, 'I can't wear this.' Without my ears, I don't know how I can do my job.

"When I first got the Eargos and I put them in my ear, I'm, like, 'Wow. This is great.' And I was, like, 'Can you see it? Can you see anything?' And they were, like, 'No.'

"I think there are so many musicians out there and people who work with loud noises every day that are in the same boat as me but do not wanna accept it," Charlie adds.

"My girlfriend and my daughter definitely saw a change. I think I was just dealing with something that I didn't know how to fix until the Eargos came into my life. And then I heard things again; I had clarity. They really saved the day."

Although Eargo's devices are a bit more expensive than other OTC hearing aids (ranging from $1,450 to $2,950 a pair),their compact size and functionality rank them among the best hearing aids on the market.

Eargo is a medical device company on a mission to improve hearing health. The company's innovative products and go-to-market approach address the major challenges of traditional hearing aid adoption, including social stigma, accessibility and cost.

Eargo says in a press release: "We believe our Eargo hearing aids are the first virtually invisible, rechargeable, completely-in-canal, FDA-regulated devices indicated to compensate for mild to moderate hearing loss. Our differentiated, consumer-first approach empowers consumers to take control of their hearing. Consumers can purchase online, at retail locations or over the phone and get personalized and convenient consultation and support from hearing professionals via phone, text, email or video chat. Eargo hearing aids are offered to consumers at approximately half the cost of competing hearing aids purchased through traditional channels in the United States."

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