Hearing Aids That Don't Cost a Fortune

Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri, founder MDHearingAid

Sreekant Cherukuri, MD
Board Certified Ear, Nose & Throat Physician

You should see a physician and get the best hearing aid you can afford. We offer an excellent choice for those who cannot afford a custom hearing aid."
—Dr. Cherukuri

Why are hearing aids so expensive? A Doctor's perspective.


MDHearingAid was founded by Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri, a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist based in Chicago. As a doctor specializing in the treatment of ear, nose and throat problems, he encountered many patients with hearing loss that was negatively impacting their lives. He knew the detrimental effects of untreated hearing loss including depression, social isolation, anxiety, and symptoms of dementia. He treated patients who would benefit from hearing aids, but many of them simply could not afford the thousands of dollars needed to pay for them. Dr. Cherukuri was motivated to help these patients reconnect with their lives by providing them with affordable, quality hearing solutions.

Dr. Cherukuri made it his mission to find a way to manufacture low-cost, high-quality hearing aids that address the needs of most people with hearing loss. Working with other doctors, hearing specialists, and audiologists, he developed the MDHearingAid line of products. Available in both analog and digital models, these "one-size-fits-most" hearing aids utilize the most current technology and are designed to provide clear amplification of the range of sounds associated with the human voice, while avoiding over-amplification of background sounds.

The MDHearingAid product line offers three behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids and one in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid. The PRO is a premium analog BTE device which costs less than $200, while the AIR is a highly acclaimed all-digital BTE hearing aid with three programs and a telecoil feature. New in 2016, MDHearingAid now has a RECHARGEABLE behind-the-ear device known as the VOLT. No tiny batteries to fumble with, this aid uses a micro USB cord to plug in the aid for recharging with a charge lasting 18-20 hours. The MDHearingAid FIT is the perfect hearing aid for active people, featuring an in-the-ear design with four programs to accomodate most types of hearing loss in a variety of listening environments. Incorporating a patented design which fits comfortably in the ear without entering the ear canal, the FIT is both stylish and discreet. To further meet the needs of people with hearing loss, MDHearingAid offers customer service and support 24 hours a day, affording anyone around-the-clock access to expert assistance and information.

While MDHearingAid offers budget-priced hearing aids, they are not cheap in quality. The products are rigorously tested and found to be among the best available for their price. The sound quality and accuracy of the MDHearingAid devices have been lauded by ENT Physicians and Audiologists alike. MDHearingAid fulfills the needs of thousands of people who were previously unable to afford the help they required, allowing them to participate more fully in their lives.

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