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27

Feb
2019

In Hear&Now

By Rosie Williams

A guide to managing brain health and cognitive health

On 27, Feb 2019 | In Hear&Now | By Rosie Williams

Cambridge Brain Sciences recently shared an interesting and useful white paper with us called ‘Keeping Mentally Fit – a guide to managing brain health” and we wanted to share some of the key takeaways.

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Hearing Conversation with Saima

Welcome to Hearing Conversation with Saima!

Written by Cubex Senior Audiologist, Dr Saima Rajasingam (pictured), this news page is designed to promote conversation around topics that you would like to learn more about.

At Cubex, we have always valued the discussions we have with our patients. Your thoughts, ideas and experiences helped shape the treatment we provide today and motivates our innovative approach to hearing healthcare. This section of our website has a simple purpose in mind; to promote conversation in the areas of hearing, cognition and technology, so we can continue to ensure that our care is truly tailored to your needs.

So, on behalf of the Cubex team, here is a request – keep talking to us.

Let Dr Rajasingam know of any topics that would benefit you and your understanding of hearing health and technology. Please forward your thoughts to us.

For now, please enjoy Dr Rajasingam’s first news post in this series – ‘The Perpetual Student: How & Why We Keep Learning’

We look forward to hearing from you!
 
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07

Nov
2018

In News
Weekly Tip

By Jerusha Shulberg

Cubex Weekly TIP // You CAN live well with tinnitus!

On 07, Nov 2018 | In News, Weekly Tip | By Jerusha Shulberg

THIS WEEK’S TIP:YOU CAN LIVE WELL WITH TINNITUS!

 

It’s always daunting for people to hear that tinnitus does not have a cure, but there are ways to manage and live well with tinnitus, without any suffering or stress. However, there is often a lot of misguided information out there. On this week’s TIP, Adam Shulberg talks about the importance of seeking out help from professionals and programmes that understand the biopsychosocial nature of tinnitus.

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29

Oct
2018

In Hear&Now

By Rosie Williams

The link between untreated hearing loss, cognitive decline & dementia

On 29, Oct 2018 | In Hear&Now | By Rosie Williams

Readers may remember an international study in the Lancet, reporting that one in three cases of dementia can be prevented if more people looked after their cognitive health throughout their lives.

In the study, middle-aged hearing loss was identified as a major risk to developing dementia. Hearing loss denies people access to cognitively rich environments and can lead to social isolation and depression, leading to a higher risk of cognitive decline.

The study identified that 35% of the risk factors associated with dementia were modifiable, the most prominent being hearing loss which was responsible for 9% of the acceleration of the onset of dementia.

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26

Sep
2018

In News
Weekly Tip

By Jerusha Shulberg

Cubex Weekly TIP // Hearing aids help us preserve memories and slows down cognitive decline.

On 26, Sep 2018 | In News, Weekly Tip | By Jerusha Shulberg

On this week’s TIP, Adam Shulberg, discusses a recent study which demonstrates that hearing aid use may have a mitigating effect on trajectories of cognitive decline in later life.

 

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25

Sep
2018

In Clinical Mindfulness

By Rosie Williams

Mindfulness offers hope to tinnitus sufferers

On 25, Sep 2018 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Rosie Williams

We were really pleased to see this article in the Guardian discussing cognitive therapy and mindfulness as effective tools for the management of tinnitus.

The article discusses the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as a tool for people experiencing tinnitus, helping them to learn how to accept and live well with tinnitus, rather than fighting and pushing it away.

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21

Aug
2018

In Clinical Mindfulness

By Rosie Williams

The Psychology of Tinnitus

On 21, Aug 2018 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Rosie Williams

We talk about tinnitus a lot and that is because tinnitus is one of the most prevalent symptoms that humanity faces and it often causes increased levels of unhealthy psychological distress in those who experience it.

It sounds daunting to people to hear that tinnitus does not have a cure, but there are ways to manage and live well with tinnitus, without any suffering or stress.  At Cubex, and with the guidance of the British Tinnitus Association, we utilise mindfulness and meditation practices to learn to live with tinnitus in a positive and calm way.

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01

May
2018

In Clinical Mindfulness

By Rosie Williams

Introducing the CALM programme at Cubex

On 01, May 2018 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Rosie Williams

 

We are very excited to have recently launched our CALM programme at Cubex and we wanted to share more to help you understand what CALM is and why it is so important to the field of audiology.

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01

May
2018

In Hearing Technology

By Rosie Williams

Oticon releases HearingFitness™ App

On 01, May 2018 | In Hearing Technology | By Rosie Williams

The leading Danish hearing aid technology developer and manufacturer, Oticon is launching a new HearingFitness™ app later this year which is designed to help Oticon Opn wearer’s understand their “hearing fitness” and how their lifestyle & hearing aid usage could be impacting their overall health and wellbeing.

The new app will be available to wearers of the award-winning Oticon Opn™, the first internet-connected hearing aid which utilises the IFTTT (if-this-then-that) service to seamlessly connect a user to a variety of trigger-based services.

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01

Mar
2018

In Weekly Tip

By Jerusha Shulberg

Cubex Weekly TIP – Hearing & Cognition

On 01, Mar 2018 | In Weekly Tip | By Jerusha Shulberg

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.

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