#TeamScience — always on the case.

Tackling Hearing Loss: Hope for Tomorrow, Help Right Now

Let’s hear it for science! As long as hearing loss — one of the most commonly reported chronic conditions — continues to affect millions of people around the globe, researchers aim to leave no stone unturned in investigating treatment innovations and a future cure.

Various individuals and organizations worldwide are putting forth funding, expertise, and dedication toward uncovering more answers and improving quality of life for people living with hearing challenges. Take a look at these three exciting developments:

GENETICS Professor Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, won a $3 million grant last summer from the National Institutes of Health toward continued research on hearing-loss-related biological treatments and clinical diagnosis. Per a university news release, the professor and his team will use the award to “expand their comprehensive genomic and phenotypic deafness database for clinical …

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Your Ears Will Thank You

New Tech for a New Year

With hearing tech is in its heyday, we want to tell you about three AGX® series we’re excited about.  

AGXR Q

Available in replaceable-battery and rechargeable options, the AGXR is a standout. You hear more of what’s around you, what you hear is more nuanced, loud sounds aren’t distorted, and soft sounds don’t get lost in background noise. Plus, you get unrivaled streaming of music, phone calls, and more from your smartphone to your hearing devices.

You also get the AGXR Attune app, which allows you to control everything from your smartphone. Discreetly adjust volume, change your settings, and geotag the settings for your favorite places. The best part? The Audigy Assist function in the app lets you request updated settings and fine-tunings from us — without an office visit!  

AGXS liv

With the AGXS liv, you can hear comfortably even in noisy environments, stream audio from …

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Researchers are hunting night and day for tinnitus answers.

Taking On Tinnitus: Hope for the Future, Solutions Today

Tinnitus — that buzzing, ringing, whistling, or clicking in the ear that no one else seems to hear — might not yet be curable, but science isn’t taking that lying down!

With some 50 million Americans alone and others worldwide experiencing this sometimes-debilitating condition, researchers are determined to uncover its secrets and find new ways of fighting back.

Check out these three exciting developments:

The Hearing Health Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit that aims in part “to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research,” awarded a 2017 Emerging Research Grant to Timothy Balmer, Ph.D., for a closer look at potential causes and approaches to tinnitus. Balmer aims “to investigate whether chronic transmitter exposure in nerve cells of the cochlear nucleus may be a cause of tinnitus, which eventually may lead to clinical tinnitus treatments.” The American Tinnitus Foundation, …

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