audiology Archives - Cubex
By Rosie Williams
On 21, Feb 2017 | In Tinnitus | By Rosie Williams
What is pulsatile tinnitus?
What is pulsatile tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a perception of sounds that is generated by the nervous system of the ear and brain in the absence of any external sound source. It is usually heard only by the individual experiencing tinnitus and is commonly described as a ringing in the ear, buzzing or humming. On the other hand, Pulsatile tinnitus is often described as a thumping or whooshing sound that has a like a rhythmic pulsing that is often in time with the person’s heartbeat. This is also referred to as vascular tinnitus as in many cases the cause is related to changes in blood flow.
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?
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?
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.
By Rosie Williams
On 28, Oct 2016 | In News | By Rosie Williams
Since 2001, Cubex has worked with the Britain Nepal Otology Service (BRINOS) to help thousands of Nepali’s achieve better ear and hearing health and life quality. Charitable donations fund the vital manpower and equipment needed to sustain the Primary Ear Care and Hearing Care Programme in Nepal. In addition, funding is required in order to purchase and maintain the specialised equipment needed to undertake middle ear microsurgery. The recent main BRINOS funding drive has been to build the new Ear Care Centre at Nepalgunj which was finished and operational since October 2015. In March this year, the first BRINOS camp was held – with 184 operations in 11 days drawing patients from 21 of the 25 districts of the two western regions of Nepal! A big thank you to all supporters who helped to make this possible.
However, the work doesn’t stop there – we want to help to reach out beyond the 4 districts currently served by BRINOS and the Hearing Care Programme. This means being able to train more Community Ear Assistants and establish them in more districts.
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!
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.
Listening is where Hearing meets the Brain
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Hearing is a Brain Process
Hearing is a sense, however, understanding what we hear is a brain process. Your ears deliver sound to your brain where meaning is applied through use of cognitive functions like, listening, understanding and memory.
Like our vision, our hearing is constantly changing. However, unlike eye sight, hearing is an easy thing to take for granted and for many, the impact of hearing loss on the brain is often overlooked. If you have a hearing loss, access to your world of sound is compromised and there is less stimulation of the brain. Making sense of speech based communication is difficult and requires more mental effort or ‘brain power’ which often leads to withdrawal from social interaction and an increased risk of mental decline.
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We use a variety of interactive computerized tools aimed at helping you strengthen attention and focus, improve memory and problem solving skills and teaching you how to conquer listening challenges.
The session is centred around understanding your individual abilities followed by an introduction to the training tools. The Audiologist will provide the guidance you need to meet your brain fitness goals. Thereafter, you can complete your brain fitness programme in the comfort of your own home.
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