Hearing Loss Can Impact Your Cognitive Health

The Audiologist is your
partner in cognitive health.

The Audiologist is
your partner in
cognitive health.

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The Relationship between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

The slow onset of hearing loss can have significant impact on several key brain functions, including the memory, hearing, speech and language portions of cognition.

When an audiologist effectively manages a patient's hearing loss, they also help to reduce social withdrawal and isolation. Some of the benefits of hearing loss management are improved communication, less cognitive effort, less fatigue at the end of the day and an overall better quality of life for the patient.

Research suggests that hearing impairment is a risk factor for cognitive decline. In fact, according to a landmark Lancet report, hearing impairment is the #1 most modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline.

Ear to Brain Connection

Major Health Organizations
Urge Early

Major Health
Organizations Urge
Early Detection

The Cognivue Thrive™ Screening

The Cognivue Thrive screening process takes only 5-10 minutes and immediately reveals your cognitive performance results.

This is not a diagnostic tool and does not screen for Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Rather, it is the perfect tool for your Audiologist to measure your cognitive performance as it relates to your hearing loss.

  • 5-10 minutues to complete
  • Easy to take
  • Not an IQ test
  • Adjusts to your unique visual and motor skill abilities
  • Provides your Audiologist with important information to better attend to your hearing needs

What to expect:

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Hearing loss may contribute to cognitive decline.1,2,3,4

Your Audiologist now offers cognitive screening. This is a personalized way to receive an overall screening of your cognitive health. Easy. Fast. Reliable.

Remember, untreated hearing loss can contribute to cognitive decline.

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1. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Longitudinal Relationship Between Hearing Aid Use and Cognitive Function in Older Americans.
2.World Health Organization, Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia, WHO Guidelines 2019.
3.Livingston G, Sommerlad A, Orgeta V et al. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care. Lancet 2017;390:2673–2734.
4.ACTA, Otorhinolaryngologica Italica, A review of new insights on the association between hearing loss and cognitive decline in aging, 2016.
5. Acoustical Society of America (ASA); University of Colorado; https://www.hearingreview.com/inside-hearing/research/researchers-discover-brain-reorganizes-hearing-loss

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