Professional News Archives - Cubex
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.
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.
To celebrate joining the Cubex Team, Rebecca and Saima are putting their best foot forward and completing a 10 mile walk in support of Action On Hearing loss this Saturday October 15th.
Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) is the largest charity representing the 11 million people confronting hearing loss in the UK since 1911. Supporting this charity means more help for people affected by hearing loss and tinnitus and more research into its causes and treatment. So please show your support and donate via Saima’s and Rebecca’s JustGiving profile page.
Thank you for for your support!
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New treatment technology in Oticon Opn™ represents a paradigm shift in hearing care and is the worlds first hearing aid with two wireless communication systems providing the fastest and most precise audiological performance and enabling easy connectivity to audio devices and the internet.
The Eriksholm Research Centre have shared this short but interesting video featuring Professor Hélène Amieva, a leading researcher in the Neuropsychology and Epidemiology of Aging at the University of Bordeaux, France, who discusses her 25 year study that shows that hearing aids reduce the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. It is well documented that untreated hearing conditions can lead to an increase in anxiety, stress, depression, poorer communication and eventual isolation. Hearing aids used as part of a individualised treatment plan can help to manage the negative effects of hearing loss and reduce accelerated cognitive decline!
Yoga and meditation have been proven by a number of studies to both physically and psychologically improve brain health, particularly for those suffering with pain, depression, anxiety or addiction.
A 25 year study documents hearing loss and cognitive decline among a group of nearly 4000 and shows that active use of hearing technology reduces the risk of cognitive decline due to increased social activity.
With Oticon’s launch of Oticon Opn™, hearing aid treatment technology has taken a giant leap forward in favour of the end‐user.
Traditionally hearing aid technologies close down environmental sounds using tunnel directionality. Speech coming from the front is clear, while the rest of the sound environment is suppressed, limiting the brain of the context needed to make sense of sound.
With new, ground breaking technology from Oticon, the Oticon Opn™ quickly and precisely analyses the soundscape and differentiates between environmental and foreground sounds. Even in complex listening environments, Otion Opn™ can open up and balance individual sounds allowing environmental noise to be accessible but not disruptive, empowering the brain to choose which sound to focus on. Directionality as we know it, has become a thing of the past.