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Hearing and Cognition

As part of our standard hearing evaluation, we now offer a 5 minute, computerized FDA-approved cognitive screening.

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)

The Benefits of Screening for Cognitive Decline

  • Cognitive impairment may occur as a result of a variety of causes and manageable underlying conditions related to but not limited to cardiovascular and/or metabolic conditions, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances, depression, chronic pain, post-concussion, post-stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, ADHD, autism, and neurological, focal, vision and hearing impairment, or chronic conditions such as type-2 diabetes.
  • Early detection of cognitive impairment allows for early intervention and proper management, and empowers patients with knowledge to take control of their cognitive health.
  • The proactive management of modifiable risk factors such as hearing loss may delay or slow the onset or progression of the disease.
  • Peace of mind—gain a better understanding of your current cognitive function so you can be empowered with knowledge to take control of your cognitive health!

Cognivue Thrive Cognitive Screening

  • FDA-Cleared Computerized Screening of Cognitive Function with no auditory component so hearing loss will not impact results
  • Screening provides immediate results for 3 key cognitive domains (memory, visual-spatial abilities, executive function) and two performance parameters (reaction time, processing speed)
  • Patient-friendly written report & evidence-based recommendations— a summary of your performance will be provided to share with your physician including evidence-based recommendations on how to proactively manage lifestyle-related risk factors and certain medical conditions to optimize cognition.
  • Quick & Affordable—$49 for the 5 minute computerized assessment