Hear&Now Archives - Cubex
Milan to Monaco: 14 days to go!
When I started this journey, it was not the physical challenge that scared me. What worried me was not being able to reach my target of £5,000 for these amazing charities – The Miles Frost Fund in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Resources for Autism.
Milan to Monaco
Adam Shulberg is participating in the 2017 Quintessentially Foundation Bike Ride in partnership with Rapha Travel.
I was recently asked by a friend to participate in a long distance bike ride to raise funds for two amazing charities: The Miles Frost Fund in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Resources for Autism.
It’s been a while since I was in the saddle, 12 years actually. For some reason I thought this might be good idea and trundled down to the garage to get my “light as air” BMC Carbon Road bike. Unfortunately someone had beaten me to it and all that was left was a pump. I was upset! Actually, upset is an understatement as this bike was special, designed and ridden by an ex Tour de France winner, it is irreplaceable but…..
Not to be completely undone I located my (not so light) 1996 Steel Condor bicycle, cleaned it up and took it for a ride. I could not understand why I ever stopped cycling. That feeling of freedom, wind in your hair is just irreplaceable. Pure pleasure, with just a bit of pain!
January starts with a bang but soon becomes a drag. And then February – a month of nothingness. Not the new year, and not yet close enough to March to warrant walks in the brighter air with a lighter heart. Before you know it, in walks Spring with it’s progressively longer days, medley of bird songs and signs of renewal.
Apple’s latest change to remove the headphone jack and replace the traditional plug-in ear phones with wireless AirPods has sparked some considerable conversation. AirPods could change the way we use headphones with its instant ability to connect to your iPhone as soon as it is turned on, to adjusting the volume of playback music, changing a song, getting directions by activating Siri or making a call wirelessly. We have been using this type of advanced wireless technology to make life easier for people with hearing loss for some time! Could forward-thinking companies like Apple be making connected hearing devices the ‘thing’ to wear?
Sitting at a desk all day can wreak havoc on the body. The human skeleton, with its 206 bones, and 112 joints that facilitate movement of this structure, is literally designed to move. However finding the time, and perhaps more crucially, the energy to move more can be difficult. Start off slowly, aiming to add 10-15 minutes of extra movement into your day, throughout the week and weekend, and you may find that your energy levels start to improve. Increase the duration of your activity as you start to feel the benefit of using your body how it’s been designed to be used!!
Cubex will close its doors for the festive season at 5pm on Friday, 23rd December 2016.
We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.
Please make sure to arrange your appointments in advance as we tend to get very busy in the final run up to Christmas.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family Season’s Greetings, good health and happiness in the year to come.
A Mindful Movement
We live in a busy world & engaging in day-to-day life can be chaotic, stressful and exhausting. Especially if you experience hearing loss or tinnitus.
JUST BREATHE is the first modern mindfulness meditation community in the heart of the UK where people come together to create an oasis of space amidst the London hustle, and it’s about time.
Cubex welcomes Madison Tutton, UCL MSc student.
We are so excited to be working with University College London Ear Institute as audiology clinical placement site for student’s currently completing their Master’s Degree in Audiological Science. This year, it is our pleasure to welcome and to introduce you to Madison Tutton; a bright and talented MSc student from UCL who joined us this October to commence her learning journey with Cubex.
With support from Sonova, a recent and globally unique study by the University of Zurich has been looking at the consequences of age-related hearing loss in the brain. The study has allowed neuropsychologists to visually map and measure the consequences of age-related hearing loss in the brain.
The results show that although the ageing brain requires intensive training in order to regain a better understanding of speech when using hearing instruments, an ageing brain can still relearn how to process speech. This supports the belief that hearing does not just take place in the ear, but also as a cognitive process in the brain.