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We are offering complementary Auditory Cognitive Skills Assessments throughout the month of October!
Last year we began our work in tertiary education and partnered with University College London Ear Institute as a Clinical Audiology placement site for student’s completing their Master’s Degree in Audiological Science.
We were delighted to welcome Miss Madison Tutton who joined us with her BSc degree qualification and this year we are even more excited to share the news of her successful completion of a Masters degree in Audiological Science since joining Cubex putting her at the forefront of Audiological Science and technology, auditory cognitive training and aural enablement.
*To celebrate we would love to offer you the opportunity to arrange to see Miss Tutton for an Auditory Cognitive Skills Assessment during the month of October 2017 with our compliments. Checking the state of your cognition & being aware of ongoing functional hearing ability will ensure that you can continue to live your everyday life with ease and awareness.
Please get in touch with a Cubex representative on 0207 935 5511 or drop us an e-mail here.
*Offer valid until 31st October 2017
More about Madison
Madison brings to us a breath of fresh air and a contagious enthusiasm. She has also developed into an incredibly patient centred Audiologist always ensuring that her scientific skills are applied in the most human and individualised manner possible. Her interest to help people re-connect with and maximise their ability to participate in their auditory and communication world has become a daily passion and so we cannot be happier to have her on our team.
By Cubex Concierge
On 29, Aug 2017 | In News | By Cubex Concierge
We are excited to share our recent interview with The Marylebone Journal. Deputy Editor, Viel Richardson caught up with Cubex Audiologist, Jerusha Shulberg to talk about cognitive function and the reasons why it is vital to understand its role in audiology especially when treating hearing loss.
As there is currently no way to completely restore a persons hearing when they experience a sensory neural hearing loss, hearing technology is used as a means to deliver sound to the brain, but sometimes, patients may still find it difficult to navigate their auditory world and to communicate with ease. This is where understanding the cognitive component becomes crucial.
As Cubex Audiologists, we are mindful that in order for us to be able help individuals make positive lifestyle changes we need to build a cognitive reserve, improve hearing and strengthen the ability to communicate.
It is vital to understand not simply what you are hearing, but also how well you process the complex information our brain receives from our surroundings and so we have developed a relaxed and innovative way to truly understand a persons hearing ability and unique cognitive skill sets. This approach allows us to provide our patients with a real awareness of their current state of living and enables us to provide the best possible support and the greatest improvement in their communication skills.Read the full article >
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.