hearing loss treatment Archives - Cubex
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.
We need people who wear hearing aids to trial a new spatial speech test with our colleagues at the UCL Ear Institute in Kings Cross, London.
Often hearing aid users report difficulty hearing speech in noisy environments as well as identifying where the speech is coming from and the UCL Ear Institute have developed a new way of testing this to work towards improving the performance of hearing aid technology in these situations.
The test will take place at the UCL Ear Institute in Kings Cross, London, and involves identifying words in background noise as well as their location, while you wear your hearing aids. You would need to attend the UCL Ear Institute for one session which lasts around 1 -2 hours. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will be paid £10 per hour as a token of our gratitude.
If you would like more information, have any questions or would like to sign up to the study then please get in touch here!
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: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.
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?
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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.