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Avant Institute Partners with Cognivue for Cognitive Screening

Avant Institute, in partnership with neuroscience company Cognivue, announced it has received a grant to leverage the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) to perform cognitive screening at pharmacies in communities nationwide. The grant comes from the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC), the organization leading a global response to Alzheimer’s disease.

A Comment on Biden’s Recent Executive Order Regarding Hearing Care

Recently, Good Morning America (ABC) aired a story about a recent announcement from the Biden administration regarding hearing aids. According to the story, the Biden administration has issued an executive order directed to the Department of Health and Human Services to do two things. First, to issue plans to “combat price gouging” regarding hearing aid costs within 45 days and second, to take action within 120 days to propose getting hearing aids available over the counter.

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Cognivue Clarity Compared to MoCA in Published Study

Neuroscience company Cognivue, Inc announced the publication of its clinical validation study showing its technology “equally as effective as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) with superior test-retest reliability.” The peer-reviewed paper is now available via open access from “Neurological Sciences and Neurosurgery.”

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BIHIMA Survey Asks About Hearing Loss Comorbidities

In a recent survey of 2,000 UK adults commissioned by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), consumers were questioned about their awareness of the co-existence of hearing loss and other diseases such as dementia, depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

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ASHA Poll Results Show ‘Inaction’ On Hearing Loss

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) announced the release of new polling results that reveal a disconnect between the high value that Americans say they place on their hearing and their low willingness to be treated for any hearing loss. The findings are being made public in tandem with the launch of a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign—Act Now on Hearing—as the nation recognizes Better Hearing & Speech Month this May.

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Both Hearing & Vision Loss May Double Dementia Risk

Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in the April 7, 2021, online issue of “Neurology,” the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

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