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06

Dec
2018

In Arts & Lifestyle

By Rosie Williams

Communication tips for the festive season

On 06, Dec 2018 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Rosie Williams

During the festive season, people tend to find themselves in busy, noisy and distracting environments more often than they might throughout the rest of the year. This can be quite overwhelming or stressful for someone experiencing hearing loss so we have some useful tips to make those events and occasions enjoyable for everyone.

 

Setting the dinner table

If you have a hearing loss, or are hosting a dinner party with a guest who has hearing loss, you’ll want to make sure the table arrangements are suitable for everyone.

This might mean ensuring those with hearing loss are placed further away from the kitchen or music speakers. It may be that someone has a stronger side and would rather sit with the majority of people on one side so make sure that is arranged early on.

Sight plays a big role in communicating clearly so making sure people have a clear view of everyones faces so they can clearly see if someone is talking to them and clearly see their facial expressions.

 

Setting the atmosphere

Background noise itself can cause a problem for those experiencing hearing loss, especially because people tend to speak even louder when there is some background noise. Try to reduce noise by lowering music volume, avoiding plate and pan clattering and if possible, spreading people out so they aren’t all shouting over each other in one place.

 

Utilising sight for better communication

Sight is really important to those with hearing loss, particularly because many hearing aids are directional and may not pick up on someone speaking nearby unless they are facing the direction of the person.

Being able to see peoples faces makes it easier to recognise when someone is speaking, as well as reading facial expressions, lips and body language. Ensure the lighting is not too dark and remove any table obstructions (such as candles) so everyone can clearly see everyone elses face on the table.

 

Don’t be afraid to ask

It’s best for everyone if you can let people know you have a hearing loss and how they can best help you in noisy environments. If you are unable to do that, you could let the host of the event know so that the environment can be adapted to suit you.

Don’t be afraid to ask someone to speak up, or to ask for the background noise to be turned down.

 

Learn more

To get more tips on communication throughout the festive season, you can read the full guide from Oticon here.

Want to check your hearing? Take our free online hearing test.

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Speak to an Audiologist

If you would like some advice or would like to have your hearing tested by an Audiologist, get in touch with us at Cubex to arrange an appointment.

Speak to an Audiologist >

 

 

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Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk, including treating your hearing loss.

On 27, Jul 2017 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Jerusha Shulberg

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.
 

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19

Apr
2017

In Arts & Lifestyle

By Rosie Williams

Win 2 weekend tickets to Soul Circus Yoga & Wellness Festival 2017

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.

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22

Feb
2017

In Arts & Lifestyle

By Rosie Williams

Hearing aids as beautiful as glamorous earrings – redefining hearing accessories

On 22, Feb 2017 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Rosie Williams

Hearing aid technology has been researched and developed for over a hundred years. Throughout this time, hearing aid styles have gradually grown smaller, slimmer and less noticeable due primarily to the stigma associated with reduced hearing ability and the demand from those experiencing hearing loss. However, recently there has been an increase in demand for hearing aid accessories and jewelry that help make a hearing loss, which is often concealed, more visible and worth flaunting.

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Could wireless earphones change the way people feel about hearing aids?

On 11, Jan 2017 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Jerusha Shulberg

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?

 

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18

Oct
2016

In Arts & Lifestyle

By Cubex Concierge

Thank you to all of you who supported our Macmillan Chai Evening!

On 18, Oct 2016 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Cubex Concierge

A huge thank you to all of you who supported our Macmillan Chai Evening. It was a huge success and a very enjoyable evening for all. We would like to extend a special thank you to Mira Manek for the highly nutritious, delicious,brain energy boosting; gluten, dairy and sugar free menu; her great company and generous donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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29

Jun
2016

In Arts & Lifestyle

By Cubex Concierge

Picture Marylebone opening this July on New Cavendish Street

On 29, Jun 2016 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Cubex Concierge

Critically acclaimed, West End restaurant Picture, are pleased to announce the opening of their second site next door to Cubex, in the heart of Marylebone, this July. As neighbours of Picture Marylebone, we are delighted to offer our patients 10% off their lunch or dinner when booked through our concierge.

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“He was not of an age, but for all time!” Ben Johnson

On 20, Apr 2016 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Jerusha Shulberg

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

This month marks the birth and death anniversary of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s creative transcends cultures and continues to influence a global culture 400 years after his death.

The actual date of Shakespeare’s actual birth remains unknown, but, traditionally, his birthday is celebrated on April 23rd (St George’s Day).

Like his birth, William Shakespeare’s exact date of death is not known for sure. It is assumed that he died on his 52nd birthday. There is only a record of his burial on 25 April 1616, at Holy Trinity Church. Stratford Upon Avon.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we thought we’d share some of the cultural events that are happening in honour of this legendary playwright and poet.

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Summer 2015 Open Air Theatre, Regents Park

On 11, Aug 2015 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Jerusha Shulberg

Summer is here and another Regents Park Open Air Theatre season embraces us.

London’s only professional outdoor theatre offers a range of productions set in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Park.
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