Audiology Professionals News Archives | Cubex Audiologists
By Rosie Williams
On 22, Feb 2017 | In Professional News | By Rosie Williams
Oticon and the Eriksholm Research Centre have been able to measure the level of stress someone experiences when hearing in noisy environments using Pupillometry. Listening in a noisy room can be difficult for everyone and a bigger problem for those with hearing loss. The ability to measure cognitive load in different environments could improve the lives of millions of people with hearing loss.
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.
By Rosie Williams
On 28, Oct 2016 | In Professional News | By Rosie Williams
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.
Job Title: Clinical Audiologist
Location: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
CUBEX is looking for an experienced and highly patient centred Clinical Audiologist to work within the hearing loss, tinnitus, occupational health, micro-suction and hearing protection clinics. The successful candidate will have proven experience in the private audiology industry and be able to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of our highly knowledgeable and patient centred team consisting of audiology, physiotherapy, customer service, yoga and marketing.
Study Shows That Hearing Aids Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline
Validates Benefits of Hearing Technologies Designed to Minimize Cognitive Load
“Self-Reported Hearing Loss: Hearing Aids and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25-year Study,” just published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, compared the trajectory of cognitive decline among older adults who were using hearing aids and those who were not. The study found no difference in the rate of cognitive decline between the control group of people with no reported hearing loss and people with hearing loss who used hearing aids. By contrast, untreated hearing loss was significantly associated lower baseline scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination, a well-established test of cognitive function, during the 25-year follow-up period, independent of age, sex and education.
At Cubex, we believe that listening is where hearing meets the brain.
You individual abilities is a key predictor of how well you would do with hearing aids. To help you to improve your listening ability, enhance communication and ensure success with hearing technology; we encourage brain training.
We would like to invite 10 of you to keep your brain active and healthy and help us contribute to The Human Cognition Project by participating in Lumosity’s Clinical Access Research & Engagement Program (CARE).
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, have discovered that changes in brain waves compound hearing problems in older adults. The researchers have found that the hearing difficulties older people experience are due to more than hearing loss–the difficulties are also due, most likely, to changes in the brain’s alpha waves, whose adaption to altered hearing situations improves speech comprehension.
Frank Lin’s ongoing research at John Hopkins University has shed light on how hearing loss, cognitive functioning, and ageing relate to each other.
Lin shared his public health perspective on hearing loss and ageing at our recent series on Vision 2020: Creating a Future for Hearing Health Care.
In his presentation, Lin explains how hearing loss can contribute to increased cognitive load on the brain, changed brain structure, and social isolation in older adults. Combined, these three health pathways can lead to decreased cognitive and physical functioning in older adults.
Hearing care is not just about testing with pure tones or making sounds audible. Increasing speech intelligibility depends on so much more.
Cubex is one of the few audiology practices in the UK that test the cognitive processes related to hearing. Rather than just relying on a tonal stimulus to detect hearing, speech tests in quiet and in noise provide a much better ‘Real World’ perspective of a person’s reduced hearing.
As audiologists, we need to manage and negotiate change in our daily routines to navigate through ever shifting demands and requirements.
The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization located in Denmark and funded by a grant from the Oticon Foundation. It creates and shares innovative, actionable knowledge through professional collaboration to enable hearing care professionals to help hearing impaired persons address the psychological and social challenges of hearing loss..