research Archives - Cubex
By Rosie Williams
On 20, Nov 2018 | In Tinnitus | By Rosie Williams
The British Tinnitus Association are currently contributing to a research project exploring the impact of tinnitus on aged veterans. The project is managed by the Royal British Legion and funded by the chancellor using the Aged Veterans Fund.
Tinnitus in aged veterans is a subject which has not been researched before in the UK so they are looking for participants to take part and/or share the information about the project with your family/friends who might be interested.
By Rosie Williams
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate joining the Cubex Team, Rebecca and Saima are putting their best foot forward and completing a 10 mile walk in support of Action On Hearing loss this Saturday October 15th.
Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) is the largest charity representing the 11 million people confronting hearing loss in the UK since 1911. Supporting this charity means more help for people affected by hearing loss and tinnitus and more research into its causes and treatment. So please show your support and donate via Saima’s and Rebecca’s JustGiving profile page.
Thank you for for your support!
The Eriksholm Research Centre have shared this short but interesting video featuring Professor Hélène Amieva, a leading researcher in the Neuropsychology and Epidemiology of Aging at the University of Bordeaux, France, who discusses her 25 year study that shows that hearing aids reduce the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. It is well documented that untreated hearing conditions can lead to an increase in anxiety, stress, depression, poorer communication and eventual isolation. Hearing aids used as part of a individualised treatment plan can help to manage the negative effects of hearing loss and reduce accelerated cognitive decline!
By Rosie Williams
On 20, May 2016 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Rosie Williams
By Rosie Williams
On 14, Apr 2016 | In Hearing Technology | By Rosie Williams
Before integrating any new and innovative technology in the Cubex portfolio, we prefer to invite our patients to participate in experiencing the benefits of the technology and share their feedback on the sound quality with a particular focus on clarity and speech understanding.
If you would like to test drive HyperSound Clear™and participate in the survey at Cubex, please leave your details on our form below and we will get in touch to arrange a time for you to experience this new immersive sound technology brought to us by Turtlebeach. Find out more about how HyperSound Clear™ works here.