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Is your child at risk with grandpa?

Is your child at risk with grandpa?

(NewsUSA) - Grandparents and grandchildren have much to learn from one another, and such valuable relationships should be cultivated. However, not all grandparents are fortunate enough to have the health to chase after youngsters.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 17 percent of American adults experience some level of hearing loss. Age and hearing loss are strongly related -- 30 percent of seniors from 65 to 74 years old suffer from a hearing disability. For adults 75 years of age or older, hearing loss jumps to 47 percent.
Taking the grandkids to the pool can turn dangerous if grandma can't hear possible cries for help. Fire alarms and smoke detectors become useless when the kids are napping and elderly grandparents can't hear the warning. Driving puts the children at risk if the grandparents cannot hear oncoming traffic or car horns.
The NIDCD reports that only one out of every five people who needs a hearing aid actually wears one. This is largely due to the extravagant cost of most hearing aids.
"I found that I saw too many patients with hearing loss going home without a solution because they couldn't afford hearing aid prices," says Sreek Cherukuri, MD, a board-certified ear, nose and throat physician based in Chicago, Ill.
Cherukuri's response was to develop inexpensive, but effective, hearing aids. "With today's technology, a quality hearing aid shouldn't cost more than a digital camera or iPod," Cherukuri says.
MDHearingAid, found at www.mdhearingaid.com, isn't just a reliable source for the best affordable hearing aids, it's also a good source for expert consumer information.
"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," Cherukuri says.
Senior citizens should fully enjoy the benefits of their ripe age, and not fear putting anyone in danger. This includes plenty of quality time with grandchildren.
For more information on hearing aids, hearing loss or cost-efficient alternatives, visit MDHearingAid.com.

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