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Could wireless earphones change the way people feel about hearing aids?

On 11, Jan 2017 | In Musicians, Product | By Jerusha Shulberg

Apple’s latest change to remove the headphone jack and replace the traditional plug-in ear phones with wireless AirPods has sparked some conversation. The interesting thing for us is the potential to change the way of thinking in the hearing industry due to this technology shift. The hearing industry have been using this type of technology in their hearing aids for a long time! Could forward-thinking companies like Apple be making connected hearing devices the thing to wear?

 

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Join Henrietta Greene at Soul Circus – The UK’s newest yoga and wellness festival

Soul Circus yoga festival is about shedding the constraints and stressors of your adult life and rediscovering the world through the fresh, open eyes. It is an opportunity to learn how to integrate your mind, body and soul with guidance from some of the worlds finest teachers, including our very own Cubex yogini and mindfulness coach, Henrietta Greene.
 
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Feb
2016

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By Rosie Williams

Fourteen Musicians and Composers Experiencing Hearing Loss

On 25, Feb 2016 | In Musicians, News | By Rosie Williams

Music can be relaxing, exciting, emotional, peaceful and often, very loud! Excessive exposure to loud music or high-decibel sounds can lead to tinnitus, hearing loss and other hearing conditions. For musicians, this poses an occupational hazard if they are not careful and do not protect their hearing early on in their careers and before a potential hearing condition develops.

This list of musicians will prove that hearing loss or tinnitus doesn’t necessarily mean the end of musical creation, although the growing list of musicians going public about their condition does call for more attention toward protecting musicians hearing.
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28

Jan
2016

In Musicians
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By Rosie Williams

Tinnitus in Musicians – Protect Your Hearing

On 28, Jan 2016 | In Musicians, News | By Rosie Williams

Tinnitus in Musicians – Protect Your Hearing

Exposure to loud noise can lead to hearing loss and Tinnitus, a ringing sound experienced in the ears. Musicians are at much higher risk of hearing loss due to increased and prolonged exposure to loud noise.
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Mar
2015

In Musicians
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By Jerusha Shulberg

Hearing aids and music – A tricky combination

On 05, Mar 2015 | In Musicians, News | By Jerusha Shulberg

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently released a study stating that less sophisticated hearing aids may be better for listening to music. The study was particularly interesting to me, since I work to design and test hearing aids for Widex, a worldwide producer of what we would think of as “sophisticated” hearing aids.

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Sound impressions of hearing loss and tinnitus

On 04, Feb 2015 | No Comments | In Musicians, News, Professional News | By Sam

Here are a number of sound files which you can play to get an impression of what it is like to suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus.

By clicking on the sound files, people with normal hearing can get an impression of how music sounds for a hearing-impaired person. The first sound is at ‘normal level’ and the following sounds have been reduced in relation to the ‘normal level’.

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Tinnitus Awareness Week 2015

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02 Feb 2015  – 08 Feb 2015

Imagine a world where the sound of ringing, humming, whistling or buzzing is more or less continuous: a world where the feeling you get in your ears the morning after a concert at Wembley Stadium lasts for ever. This is what 15 per cent of the world population experience on a daily basis as a result of tinnitus.

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27

Nov
2014

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By Sam

Even A Few Years Of Music Training Benefits The Brain

On 27, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In Musicians, News | By Sam

Music has a remarkable ability to affect and manipulate how we feel. Simply listening to songs we like stimulates the brain’s reward system, creating feelings of pleasure and comfort. But music goes beyond our hearts to our minds, shaping how we think. Scientific evidence suggests that even a little music training when we’re young can shape how brains develop, improving the ability to differentiate sounds and speech.

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