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Hearing Loss Can Impact Your Cognitive Health
Coastal Alabama Hearing now offers cognitive screening that can measure your current cognitive performance while you are in the office.
As more patients and families seek help to understand and manage cognitive aging, and as hearing issues are an important risk factor for cognitive impairment, it is a logical extension to include cognitive screening as part of overall testing protocol.
This is not an IQ test or list of questions, rather a simple, automated assessment. The results can help your Audiologist determine your cognitive health and ensure your hearing correction solutions are right for you.
What is Cognivue Thrive?
Cognivue Thrive evaluates three cognitive domains: memory, visuospatial and executive function and measures two speed performance parameters: reaction time and speed processing. These domains and parameters are key to overall performance at any age. The results of the Cognivue Thrive screening aid in providing a comprehensive management strategy for age-related hearing loss. After completing the self-administered, 5-minute cognitive test, a simple 1-page report is immediately generated.
Why should I take it?
Research shows that hearing impairment and cognitive decline are related. In a landmark publication* hearing impairment was determined to be the #1 modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline when identified and addressed in mid-life.
* 1. Livingston G, Sommerlad A, Orgeta V et al. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care. Lancet 2017;390:2673–2734
Why We Incorporate Cognitive Screenings as Part of Our Audiological Evaluations
- Increasing evidence has linked age-related hearing loss to more rapid
progression of cognitive decline and incidental dementia.1
- Long-term hearing deprivation of auditory inputs can impact cognitive
performance by decreasing the quality of communication leading to
social isolation and depression and facilitate dementia.2
- Limited cognitive skills from aging may reduce the cognitive resources
available for understanding speech, especially in background noise.3
Three Fundamental Processes Needed to Hear Well and Understand Speech
Efferent Top-Down Processing Critical to Speech Perception4
How We Conduct Cognitive Screenings
Cognivue® Thrive Device
- Based on FDA-cleared technology used by neurologists and other physicians to test
for cognitive function
- 5-minute self-administered computerized screening
- Proven superior test-retest reliability
- Evaluates three cognitive domains: memory, visuospatial, and executive function
- Measures two speed performance parameters: reaction time and speed processing
Cognivue® Thrive Outcomes Report
- Provides brain health score for each domain and performance parameter
- Utilizes segmented linear graphic to visually reinforce scores are fluid
- Informs on patient’s ability with examples of impact on daily activity
We are available to answer any questions and invite you to visit our office to experience first-hand our cognitive screening capabilities. You can learn more about the Cognivue Thrive device at www.Cognivue.com/physician
Cognivue Thrive is an adjunctive tool for evaluating cognitive function. It is not a stand-alone diagnostic tool. Clinical contextualization is required.
Fortunato S, Forli F, Guglielmi V, et al. A review of new insights on the association between hearing loss and cognitive decline in ageing. Ipoacusia e declino cognitivo: revisione della letteratura. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2016;36(3):155-166.
Lin FR, Yaffe K, Xia J, et al. Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(4):293-299.
Loughrey DG, Kelly ME, Kelley GA, Brennan S, Lawlor BA. Association of Age-Related Hearing Loss With Cognitive Function, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis [published correction appears in JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Feb 1;144(2):176]. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(2):115-126.
Rönnberg J, Lunner T, Zekveld A, et al. The Ease of Language Understanding (ELU) model: theoretical, empirical, andclinical advances. Front Syst Neurosci. 2013;7:31. Published 2013 Jul 13. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2013.00031