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Mantripping ClearCast PAL Review: Helping My Father-In-Law Reconnect With Those Around Him

In a recent article, James Hills reviewed the ClearCast PAL, a Personal Assisted Listening device designed to enhance communication for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. Hills shares his personal experience using the device with his father-in-law, Jim, who faces hearing challenges due to age and health issues. Unlike traditional hearing aids or amplifiers, the…

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ASK THE DOCTOR: My Dad Can’t Hear Well And Won’t Try Hearing Aids. What Can I Do To Help Him?

Dear Doctors: My dad is 77 years old, and despite the fact he’s losing his hearing, he won’t use a hearing aid. I’m told this can be common in older adults. Talking to him about hearing loss and its health impacts have not been effective. Do you have any suggestions? Dear Reader: You’re facing a…

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WICC Radio Discusses National Hearing Month And The Importance Of Addressing Hearing Loss

Melissa Sheketoff discusses National Speech-Language Hearing Month with Dr. Sreek Cherukuri, a board-certified ENT surgeon and over-the-counter hearing aid pioneer. They discuss the significant gap in hearing aid usage, with only 1 in 5 individuals who could benefit actually using them. Dr. Cherukuri explains that despite technological advancements and the availability of cheaper over-the-counter hearing…

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CBS Family Discusses Hearing Loss And How To Recognize And Treat The Issue

Darrell J. Cunningham and Dr. Cherukuri discuss hearing loss, particularly in older individuals. Dr. Cherukuri highlights early signs of hearing loss, such as increased television volume, frequent requests for repetition, and incorrect responses in conversations, attributing these issues primarily to high-frequency hearing loss. To assist, he recommends hearing tests and considers hearing aids or assistive…

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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Still Need To Listen Up About Seniors’ Specific Needs: Report

Add hearing aids to the growing list of technology tools that still are not considered user-friendly enough for the senior market.  Despite their potential benefits, hearing aids remain expensive and often carry a stigma associated with aging and health issues. However, it’s not just the cost or visibility that deters many older adults with hearing…

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LA Talk Radio The Start Up Interviews Dr. Cherukuri

In an interview with Monique Lore of LA Talk Radio’s show The Start Up, Dr. Sreek Cherukuri, an ear, nose, and throat doctor based in Chicago, discusses his journey and innovations in the field of hearing aids and hearing loss prevention. Dr. Cherukuri initially founded a company to provide low-cost hearing aids, addressing the high…

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OTC Hearing Aids Fail To Meet Expectations: NBC Rockford

Despite the 2022 legislation that made over-the-counter hearing aids more accessible for mild to moderate hearing loss, many individuals still struggle with these devices due to their complexity and lack of tech-savviness among the senior population. Dr. Cherukuri highlights common signs of hearing loss, such as frequently asking others to repeat themselves and misunderstanding questions,…

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Does Mom Need a Hearing Aid?

As your mother ages, you might observe certain signs such as occasional forgetfulness, apparent inattentiveness, or confusion about details. While these symptoms could be attributed to dementia or memory loss, they may also indicate a more correctable issue—hearing loss. Studies consistently show that men are more susceptible to hearing loss than women. Men typically experience…

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8 best OTC hearing aids, Dr. Cherukuri Advises Yahoo

Dr. Sreek Cherukuri, a board-certified ear, nose, and throat specialist offered the following as a member of a recent Yahoo! Life panel discussion regarding different types of hearing aids. “For individuals experiencing early-stage hearing loss, some hearing aids or assistive listening devices can be a viable option,” he explained. “They can offer a cost-effective alternative…

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Using Hearing Aids Can Be Frustrating For Older Adults. Experts Say These 5 Tips Can Help.

By Sreek Cherukuri, MD. Board-Certified Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeon Navigating the world of hearing aids can be a source of frustration for many older adults. The constant struggle of finding and putting on hearing aids, coupled with the difficulty in battery replacement and instances of malfunction, underscore the challenges faced by seniors in utilizing…

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