hearing loss Archives - Cubex
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!
By Rosie Williams
On 14, Apr 2016 | In Product | By Rosie Williams
Before integrating any new and innovative technology in the Cubex portfolio, we prefer to invite our patients to participate in experiencing the benefits of the technology and share their feedback on the sound quality with a particular focus on clarity and speech understanding.
If you would like to test drive HyperSound Clear™and participate in the survey at Cubex, please leave your details on our form below and we will get in touch to arrange a time for you to experience this new immersive sound technology brought to us by Turtlebeach. Find out more about how HyperSound Clear™ works here.
By Rosie Williams
On 25, Feb 2016 | In Musicians | By Rosie Williams
Music can be relaxing, exciting, emotional, peaceful and often, very loud! Excessive exposure to loud music or high-decibel sounds can lead to tinnitus, hearing loss and other hearing conditions. For musicians, this poses an occupational hazard if they are not careful and do not protect their hearing early on in their careers and before a potential hearing condition develops.
This list of musicians will prove that hearing loss or tinnitus doesn’t necessarily mean the end of musical creation, although the growing list of musicians going public about their condition does call for more attention toward protecting musicians hearing.