Watch : Weekly TIPS from Adam Shulberg, Senior Audiologist | Cubex
THIS WEEK’S TIP:
IMPROVING YOUR HEARING CAN HELP YOU REMEMBER MORE.
This week, Adam Shulberg is joined again by Alison Stone Audiologist & Training Manager for Oticon, a leading hearing technology company based in Denmark and part of the Eriksholm Research Centre.
There is no doubt that living with a reduction in hearing ability is tiring and it affects our memory. Everyday situations require more effort in order to follow and understand what is being said. The brain has to work much harder to”fill in the gaps” requiring use of more mental resource which leaves less capacity for other important functions. This effortfull and unbalanced distribution of our cognitive capacity can leave us feeling exhausted.
There is only a finite amount of capacity available in our brains for different tasks and if more of our capacity is used up for hearing and understanding there is less left over for remembering and recalling information.
– Alison Stone, Audiologist & Training Manager, Oticon UK
On this week’s TIP, Alison explores hearing, listening and memory and discusses a recent memory recall study which suggests that reducing the effort of communication increases memory capacity.
Watch this week’s TIP to learn more about hearing, listening and memory.
Living with hearing loss is tiring and it affects our memory and ability to recall information. We need to use so much cognitive resource in order to hear that it leaves us with fewer resources for other functions and so, getting through the day can be very stressful, frustrating and isolating.
Our cognitive capacity is finite and at Cubex we have a real appreciation and understanding of how best to use our limited cognitive capacity as effectively as possible.
Strategies, tools, techniques and hearing technology used in our treatment and management plans aim to help you make the best use of your cognitive capacity so that you can do more and remember more information more with greater ease and less stress.
THIS WEEK’S TIP:
YOU CAN MEASURE LISTENING THROUGH THE EYES
This week, Senior Audiologist and MD of Cubex, Adam Shulberg is proud to be joined by Alison Stone, Audiologist & Training Manager at Oticon, a leading hearing technology based company in Denmark and part of the Eriksholm Research Centre.
We know that cognitive load is a silent consequence of hearing loss. With fewer sounds, poorer quality and less information being delivered to the brain, hearing and listening can be just like reading a book where key letters or words are missing. This requires use of long-term memory and our working memory becomes stressed and overloaded making it even harder to focus.
On this week’s TIP, Alison talks about a method used by Oticon and the Eriksholm Research team that measures the level of cognitive load and listening effort through the eyes.
THIS WEEK’S TIP: A NEW DRUG IS IN DEVELOPMENT THAT MAY RESTORE HEARING LOSS
This week Mr Adam Shulberg, MD and Senior Audiologist of Cubex, talks to Cubex Audiologist and honorary lecturer at the UCL Ear Institute, Dr Saima Rajasingam, about a new clinical trial looking at treatment that may improve hearing.
The trial, known as REGAIN, is being carried out by the UCL Ear Institute and looks at treating hearing loss by re-growing hair cells using a drug called a Gamma Secretase Inhibitor. The REGAIN study aims to test how safe the drug is and if it affects the ability to hear and is currently open to participants in the UK.
THIS WEEK’S TIP: ISN’T IT TIME FOR A LITTLE SPRING CLEANING?
Cubex is excited to offer a dedicated micro suction, ear wax removal & aural care service starting this April.
On this week’s TIP, Adam Shulberg talks to Ear Care Specialist and Clinical Audiologist, Raúl Garcia-Medinam about the different methods of removing wax, debris & foreign bodies from the ears.
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THIS WEEK’S TIP: BIOMETRIC CALIBRATION
This week Adam Shulberg talks about biometric calibration in hearing aid technology
Biometrics is a science we’re all becoming accustomed to in our daily lives as technological innovation and personalisation moves forward, such as face recognition on smart phones and biometric passports. And now, this technology has made its way to hearing aid solutions.
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THIS WEEK’S TIP: WHEN IS IT TOO EARLY TO TAKE ACTION?
This week Senior Audiologist & Managing Director, Adam Shulberg is joined by Cubex Audiologist Dr. Saima Rajasingam as they discuss when is too early to check your hearing health.
People used to think that introduced hearing technology too early people would struggle to adjust, but there is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows that even in early stages of hearing loss we’re starting to see functional brain changes.
THIS WEEK’S TIP: HEARING & COGNITION
This week Adam Shulberg talks about the relationship between hearing and cognition.
Cognition is a term referring to the brain processes involved in acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experiences and the senses.
We live in an organised world of sound where cognition, attention, memory and the sense of hearing interact. Each plays a crucial role in listening. The direct relationship between hearing and cognition affects how well we use our hearing to function in everyday life.
When we experience hearing loss and communication difficulties, participating in conversation requires use of more of our cognitive resources. Although it may appear that the communication problems experienced is due to hearing loss alone, often this is not the primary issue and there are underlying cognitive factors that need consideration.
THIS WEEK’S TIP:OPEN VS CLOSED HEARING SOLUTIONS
Hearing aids are highly sophisticated pieces of wearable technology that are designed to deliver high fidelity sound from the ear to the brain.
This week Adam Shulberg takes a closer look at the benefits of Open versus Closed styles of treatment technology.
THIS WEEK’S TIP: DON’T STICK EARBUDS IN YOUR EAR!
In this week’s TIP Senior Audiologist and Managing Director of Cubex, Adam Shulberg talks about ear hygiene and more specifically ear wax removal and micro-suction.
THIS WEEK’S TIP: THIS WEEK IS TINNITUS WEEK
The British tinnitus Association (BTA) is a national charity that supports people living with tinnitus. This week, the BTA joined forces with the international tinnitus community to shine a light on tinnitus.
We are grateful to David Stockdale, Chief Executive of the BTA who spoke to Adam Shulberg about the deeper context of tinnitus, the myths surrounding it and management techniques and strategies to improve life quality.
David also shares some insight into recent studies that look at the societal costs of tinnitus and a recently published and promising study that explores mindfulness based cognitive therapy as a tool to help support people with tinnitus.