Last updated on Apr 12, 2018
While most people associate hearing aids with the elderly, research shows that hearing loss can affect people from all walks of life, of any age. Hearing loss can come from age-related factors or lifestyle habits such as listening to loud music with ear buds or working in an especially loud environment.
The problem that many people face, though, is the high cost of custom hearing aids and the fact that many insurance companies will not cover the cost. This, in turn, forces many people to go without the care they need, and they never address their hearing loss problems. As a solution to this prevalent problem, Dr. Sreek Cherukuri, a board-certified Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor, has introduced a line of low-cost, high-quality hearing aids through MDHearingAid, Inc.
When you take a look at the MDHearingAid PRO, you find it is designed so the range of sounds from human voices are amplified, not the background noises. This is a great improvement over many low cost hearing aids. It also ranked well with ENT Physicians and Audiologists who agreed unanimously that the quality of sound an the output was extremely accurate, given its low cost. Dr. Cherukuri says this was by design, as he wanted to find an affordable way to help those with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Further evidence of this affordable hearing aid’s effectiveness comes from a study that was presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The study stated that MDHearingAid PRO was electroacoustically adequate and a reasonable low-cost solution for those with up to moderately-severe hearing loss who could not use custom devices due to cost.
The MDHearingAid PRO can be found on the company’s website www.mdhearingaid.com and sells for less than $200 per ear when purchased in pairs. Users report high satisfaction levels with the low cost hearing aid, stating that they work as well as or even better than the more expensive hearing aids they’ve had in the past.
What should be clear to the hearing challenged individual is that while there are many cheap listening devices in the marketplace and there is a very real difference between a hearing aid and a personal listening device or sound amplifier.
A personal sound amplifying product does not make up for impaired hearing, but amplifies sounds found in the area, including background noises and is meant for recreational activities. On the other hand, a hearing aid is a device that compensate for impaired hearing. All models in the MDHearingAid line are FDA-registered hearing aids.