Tag: cognition

Evidence that Hearing Aids Could Slow Cognitive Decline in Later Life

A recent study from the SENSE-Cog Project found a reduction in rate of cognitive decline following hearing aid use, suggesting that effective identification and treatment of age-related hearing impairment may have a significant impact on age-associated cognitive trajectories and possibly reduce the incidence of dementia. Researcher Piers Dawes and colleagues explain why this study is uniquely important to hearing healthcare.

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Links Between Age-related Sensory Impairments Discussed at AGS Conference

Is the connection between sensory impairment and cognitive decline linear, with one health concern leading to the other, or is it cyclical, reflecting a more complex connection? AGS-NIA conference attendees think answers to these questions are critical, which is why their conference report maps the state of sensory and cognitive impairment research while also outlining important priorities for future scholarship and clinical practice.

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63rd International EUHA Congress to Take Place October 17-19, 2018 in Hannover

The main topic of the 2018 EUHA Congress is “digitalization,” and all presentations will be available in both German and English. In addition to the lecture program, more than 130 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest technologies and innovative products in the fields of diagnostics, accessories, and design at the accompanying trade exhibition.

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Compression Speed and Cognition: A Variable Speed Compressor for All

In the past 15 years, research has suggested that people with hearing loss might benefit from either fast or slow compression depending on their cognitive status. This article reviews the concept of compressor speed and its possible relationship to cognitive capacity and also looks at how the Variable Speed Compressor (VSC) used in the BEYOND hearing aid may allow optimal speech understanding for people with all cognitive backgrounds.

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Issues in Cognitive Screenings by Audiologists

The discovery and management of cognitive issues, which may masquerade as or occur in tandem with hearing problems, allows the hearing healthcare professional to better address the global needs of the patient in a timely manner. In this article, Douglas Beck, Barbara Weinstein, and Michael Harvey advocate for the universal cognitive screening of patients aged 70 and older with hearing loss, even in the absence of obvious signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment.

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