hearing loss Archives - Cubex
At the last Just Breathe London Grand Gathering, Mr Adam Shulberg, Managing Director and Senior Audiologist from Cubex spoke about hearing, cognition and the health precautions we should all consider now to ensure our long term cognitive well-being.
Cubex recently started the UK’s first Mindfulness Based Auditory Cognitive Treatment Pathway to support individuals experiencing reduced hearing ability, tinnitus and cognitive fatigue. In addition to bringing mindfulness into the clinical environment we also partnered with the UK’s first Modern Mindfulness & Mass Meditation community, Just Breathe London to create a space to breath & positively affect the cultural fabric and cognitive health of our city. It provides a place for community, connection & culture with the vision to create an oasis of space amidst London’s hustle and bustle.
At each event real world relevance of a mindful way of living is shared. At each and every Grand Gathering, our community of experts in the medical, health & well being sector share some wise words.
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 >
According to an international study in the Lancet, one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life.
It is currently estimated that 47 million people are living with Dementia at the moment. By 2050, This number could reach 131 million people globally.
The study explores the lifestyle factors that play a major role in reducing the risk of dementia and examines the benefits of building a “cognitive reserve”, which means strengthening the brain’s networks so it can continue to function in later life despite damage.
Just Breathe London – Volume 6
With all the challenges and demands of life, we can benefit from a strategy to help us manage stress and fatigue, especially if you experience the effects of the cognitive load from reduced hearing ability and/or tinnitus. Learning to manage stress is the most powerful way of ensuring that life is fun, fulfilling and creative. There are many scientifically validated benefits from a regular mindfulness and meditation practice.
- Increased brain function
- Increased immune function
- Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
- Greater energy and vitality
- Increased emotional stability
- Increased focus and concentration
- Greater feeling of happiness and well-being
We feel honoured and privileged to have recently partnered with the UK’s first Modern Mindfulness & Mass Meditation community, Just Breathe London.
Launched in 2016, Just Breathe is a fast growing community with a mission to make the practice of mindfulness and meditation accessible to anyone and everyone. The aim is simple, to create a space to breath & positively affect the cultural fabric and cognitive health of our city. It provides a place for community, connection & culture with the vision to create an oasis of space amidst London’s hustle and bustle. Almost a year later and now in full stride, the events, workshops & Grand Gatherings provide an opportunity for Londoners to step into less.
By Rosie Williams
We regularly share brain boosting recipes and yoga tips for revitalising a weary brain, but what is the connection between diet, exercise and hearing loss?
The old saying “you are what you eat” does have some merit, but do you also hear what you eat? According to some studies, there does appear to be a connection between the quality of your food and hearing loss. Exercise matters too, specifically in relation to cognitive ability and how the brain processes sound.
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.
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!
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!