cognitive load Archives - Cubex
Stress is generally viewed as something that is unhealthy. However, not all stress is bad, and it can also be healthy. Also known as ‘fight or flight’, stress is an essential primitive response that enables us to either flee a threatening situation or to stay and deal with the threat. Some research shows that there is a healthy range of stress that benefits our brain. There are even specific cognitive tasks which benefit from a small level of stress in our systems, such as emotional or intuitive tasks.
By Rosie Williams
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.
By Cubex Concierge
On 22, Feb 2019 | In Events | By Cubex Concierge
MEDITATION IS DIFFICULT
The truth is, it isn’t!
It’s actually quite easy. What makes it appear to be difficult is that most of us do not know where to begin and even if we have tried to meditate, we don’t know how to implement meditation into our fast-paced, demanding modern lives.
By Rosie Williams
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.
By Rosie Williams
On 01, May 2018 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Rosie Williams
We are very excited to be the first Audiological practice to create and launch cognitive based hearing health & audiological wellbeing programme our CALM programme at Cubex. This page will help you understand what CALM is and why it is so important to the field of audiology.
What happens to our mental capabilities and our composure when we become dizzy or disorientated?
Cubex Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Mr Jeremy Corcoran is currently involved in a study that explores if and how some of our mental capabilities (particularly our spatial reasoning abilities) and our composure (the balance of our autonomic nervous system) are affected by dizziness caused by mismatching visual and vestibular signals. Mr Corcoran has already completed two large studies which have looked into this. For scientific robustness, he is completing another study in this area to see if he can replicate his previous results once again.
If you are interested, and have not previously suffered with dizziness, we would like to invite you to take part in the study. We will measure your problem-solving capabilities and your fight-or-flight response while you are spun around in a motorised chair built by the Royal Air Force.
Before you decide, we would like you to understand why the research is being done and what it would involve for you. The study has been fully approved by the University of Westminster. Please take your time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with friends, family and your GP if you wish. We would be happy to go through the information sheet with you and answer any questions you have. Ask us if there is anything that is not clear.
At the last Just Breathe London Grand Gathering, Mr Adam Shulberg, Managing Director and Senior Audiologist from Cubex spoke about hearing, cognition and the health precautions we should all consider now to ensure our long term cognitive well-being.
Cubex recently started the UK’s first Mindfulness Based Auditory Cognitive Treatment Pathway to support individuals experiencing reduced hearing ability, tinnitus and cognitive fatigue. In addition to bringing mindfulness into the clinical environment we also partnered with the UK’s first Modern Mindfulness & Mass Meditation community, Just Breathe London 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.
At each event real world relevance of a mindful way of living is shared. At each and every Grand Gathering, our community of experts in the medical, health & well being sector share some wise words.
By Rosie Williams
On 22, Feb 2017 | In Professional News | By Rosie Williams
Oticon and the Eriksholm Research Centre have been able to measure the level of stress someone experiences when hearing in noisy environments using Pupillometry. Listening in a noisy room can be difficult for everyone and a bigger problem for those with hearing loss. The ability to measure cognitive load in different environments could improve the lives of millions of people with hearing loss.
Alta is built on Oticon’s powerful new Inium sound processing platform. Inium’s extended working memory facilitates power-efficient wireless binaural processing that enables the exchange of vital sound information between both ears for a more natural, authentic sound experience.