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How to Ease Ear Infection Pain at Home

We’ve had earaches too, and we know they are no fun. Getting relief at home is not a cure for an ear infection (or otitis media), but these tips sure will help! With cold and flu season, as well as the customary cooler temperatures, comes the increased risk of ear infection for children and adults. Reducing the risk of flu or cold helps curb the chance of getting an ear infection. Flu vaccine and hand washing can go a long way toward ... Read more

Here’s a Little Something to Help You Hear Better

It’s an exciting time to need new technology, because we’ve recently added a completely new line of AGX® technology to our portfolio — the AGXR and AGXR Premium. AGXR technology is not only designed to seamlessly integrate with your life, but it’s also made to enhance it. We’ve combined our latest technology with a customizable fit and advanced accessories to create a device that adapts to you. Listen, Learn, Love: AGXR technology is always working to give you a clear sound ... Read more

Be Vocal About Noise at Work

Have you ever heard of noise pollution? As defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), noise pollution is “unwanted or disturbing sound” that interferes with activities like sleeping and talking, and it can diminish your quality of life. Though we are not all affected by noise pollution to the same degree, for those it does affect, it may have long-lasting, damaging effects. As the EPA puts it, “the fact that you can’t see, taste, or smell it may help ... Read more

How Age Affects Speech Comprehension

Recent research has provided a wealth of new information about hearing loss and the brain, from where hearing actually happens — in the brain, not the ears — to how hearing loss can lead to issues such as dementia and depression. But the results from a new study suggest the brain even processes speech differently as you age. A new study1 out of the University of Maryland suggests that the aging brain naturally loses the ability to make sense of competing noise ... Read more

How to Improve Your Balance with Yoga

According to Temple University research, women 65 and older who took twice-weekly yoga classes for nine weeks increased ankle flexibility and showed more confidence in walking. Flexibility and confidence? Sign us up!   What Is Balance? Yoga can help with two types of balance — both physical and emotional. World-renowned yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar said it best: “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” Balance is described in yogi terms by Yoga Journal as ... Read more