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Can Hearing Aids Increase Your Life Span?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What are the risks of being hearing impaired?
Air Date: 10/22/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Sreekant Cherukuri, MD
Sreekant Cherukuri Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri is a board-certified otolaryngologist based in Chicago and the founder of MDHearingAid, the #1 direct-to-consumer manufacturer of hearing aids in North America and the only hearing aid company with products developed by a physician.

He launched MDHearingAid in 2009 after encountering many patients with hearing loss who were unable to afford conventional hearing aids costing $2,000 and up per ear.

Working with a team of audiologists, he analyzed thousands of patient audiograms to determine the most common forms of hearing loss, developed hearing aids to meet those needs, and kept costs as low as $200 per ear by selling directly to the consumer to avoid custom fittings and associated upcharges by hearing aid dispensers.

The company's one-size-fits-most hearing aids have earned high user satisfaction scores in medical studies as well as high marks for sound quality and amplification capabilities from otolaryngologists and audiologists.

Dr. Cherukuri received a bachelors of science in biology from the University of Michigan and an M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is licensed in Illinois and Indiana.
Can Hearing Aids Increase Your Life Span?
While many people know that hearing aids improve the quality of hearing, many do not know that they also improve the quality of life.

Recent studies have shown that hearing aids can improve many aspects of life, including balance and social interaction, as well as address anxiety, depression, and even dementia.

What are five ways hearing aids can help you live longer?

Sreekant Cherukuri, MD, joins host Melanie Cole, MS, to share how hearing aids can increase your life span.

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