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A Deeper Dive into Cognition & Audiology: 2022

Approximately 55 million people (globally) have acquired dementia and that number is expected to triple in the next 28 years (by 2050). Despite disappointment regarding the pharmacologic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (there are as-of-yet no drugs which cure or reverse Alzheimer’s Disease, when cognitive disorders are screened, diagnosed, and managed early, the opportunity to positively alter the trajectory of cognitive decline increases. In this article, we’ll examine some lesser-known factors and recent peer-reviewed findings which may impact our understanding of the relationship between cognition and audition.

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‘NPR’ Article Explains Hearing Loss from Concussion

Concussions are known to cause symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and confusion, however, a mild brain injury can also making discerning speech in a noisy environment difficult, as NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton details in a recent “Short Wave” episode.

Tinnitus, CBT, iCBT, and Tinnitus Management: An Interview with Grant Searchfield, PhD

Douglas Beck, AuD, interviews Dr Searchfield who is one of the world’s leading experts on the cognitive processes involved in tinnitus perception and innovative technology for the management of hearing loss and tinnitus. Topics include the possible origins of tinnitus, tools for helping patients, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internet-based CBT, and more.

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Dementia Screening: A Role for Audiologists

While administering a screening test for dementia is relatively simple, the process and results may trigger significant emotions and anxiety within the patient. The patient may feel confused, vulnerable, and scared. This article addresses these issues, and how to manage and minimize negative thoughts and feelings associated with dementia screenings. Further, this article by audiologists Douglas Beck, Barbara Weinstein, and clinical psychologist Michael Harvey offers how to use dementia screening processes and outcomes to do what is truly in the best interest of the patient—not just with regard to hearing and listening, but globally, too.

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Auditory Deprivation, Brain Changes Secondary to Hearing Loss, and More: An Interview with Anu Sharma, PhD

For this installment of Inside Clinical Research, Dr Doug Beck discusses with researcher Anu Sharma, PhD, her work in cross modal plasticity of the brain and cortical resource allocation as related to hearing loss. Dr Sharma also discusses other aspects of auditory deprivation on the human brain.

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