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First came the fingerprint, then the retina scan. Now, it’s all about the ear! These distinct parts of our bodies are unique to every individual and because they are unique, they can be used for biometrics. But what exactly is biometrics?
Each ear is unique, each ear hears differently
Biometrics is the measurement of people’s physical and behavioral characteristics that are mainly used for identification and access control. It’s something we’re all becoming accustomed to as innovation and personalization moves forward. For example, many smartphones have an integrated finger scan; biometric passports are standard today- even photographs can be sorted according to facial recognition. And now, this technology has made its way to hearing.
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.
By Rosie Williams
On 19, Apr 2017 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Rosie Williams
We are so excited to be giving away 3 pairs of weekend tickets to Soul Circus Yoga & Wellness Festival taking place in Gloucester on 18th-20th August. The tickets are worth £400 per pair and include access to all workshops, yoga, classes and entertainment. We were lucky enough to experience the first ever Soul Circus festival in 2016 which consisted of so many high points that we had to share news of the second festival with you. Enter for your chance to win at the bottom of this page.
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?
Open yourself up to a world of possibilities on the IFTTT network with the new Oticon Opn™
Available for personalisation at Cubex now!
New treatment technology in Oticon Opn™ represents a paradigm shift in hearing care and is the worlds first hearing aid with two wireless communication systems providing the fastest and most precise audiological performance and enabling easy connectivity to audio devices and the internet.
This February we hosted our first ‘BrainPower’ Yoga workshop which focused on using breath to manage the stressful symptoms experienced by those suffering with tinnitus. The event was held as part of Tinnitus Awareness Week organised by the British Tinnitus Association, aimed at raising awareness of tinnitus and the various ways of supporting those living with tinnitus.
The free taster ‘BrainPower’ Yoga workshop was guided by the highly experienced and inspiring yogini, Henrietta Greene who emphasised the importance of repeated practice of deep breathing and the need to challenge ourselves both mentally and physically for maintaining a healthy brain.
We all experience a variety of communication situations over the day, some more challenging than others. As the day progresses, the mental exhaustion imposed by a hearing loss may be the reason many people shy away from challenging communication situations like a social gathering or dinner at a restaurant.
In addition to using technology to help reduce the cognitive load presented by hearing loss, we recommend regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet to give you the energy to perform all day, everyday.
We are excited to announce that Jerusha Shulberg, Senior Audiologoist and Cubex Training Co-ordinator, recently qualified as a Brogi under the supervision of Yoga and Fitness expert and founder of Broga®, Matt Miller. Jerusha looks forward to continuing her growth in this yoga practice and introducing our first series of Yoga pop-ups in conjunction with leading Yoga, Broga® and fitness experts in London starting next Spring.
A recent study looking to understand life longevity has identified social connectivity as an important characteristic among those who live the longest. Unfortunately, hearing loss can sometimes prevent people from doing the things they enjoy the most with the people who matter most and this can impact their social connections. Fortunately, by pro-actively treating hearing loss, everyone can continue to live a long, healthy life with strong social connections.
Social Connectivity – A Lesson for Living Longer
*In 2004, Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, teamed up with National Geographic and the world’s leading longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better. In these Blue Zones they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States.
After identifying the world’s Blue Zones, Dan and National Geographic took teams of scientists to each location to identify lifestyle characteristics that might explain longevity. They found that the lifestyles of all Blue Zones residents shared nine specific characteristics.
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.