Now scheduling at our SECOND location in Eldersburg (opening April, 2024)! Call 410-698-6594 to make an appointment.

3290 North Ridge Road, Suite 125
Ellicott City, MD 21043
1380 Progress Way, Suite 109
Eldersburg, MD 21784

Hearing and Cognition

Impact Hearing Loss has on Cognition

  • Long-term hearing deprivation can impact cognitive performance
  • Hearing loss places one at risk for cognitive impairment and increasing evidence has linked age-related hearing loss to more rapid progression of cognitive decline and incidental dementia

Cognition’s Impact on Hearing

  • Limited cognitive skills from a variety of causes such as aging or head injury may reduce the cognitive resources available for understanding speech, especially in background noise, increasing the effects of hearing loss
  • Hearing loss is associated with increased cognitive load due to the increased listening effort, or challenge of interpreting a degraded peripheral signal (speech)