Audiologists Play a Key Role in Detecting Early Cognitive Decline 

Hearing Loss May Lead to the Rapid Progression of Cognitive Decline 

  • The slow onset of hearing loss can have a significant impact on several key brain functions, including the memory, hearing, speech and language portions of cognition. 
  • Hearing impairment is a greater risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia than other individual mid-life risks. The proactive management of modifiable risk factors such as hearing loss may delay or slow the onset or progression of the disease.
  • Several recent studies have shown that the use of hearing aids or other rehabilitation services for hearing loss, may slow down the rapid progression of cognitive decline. 

For Audiologists… 

  • Cognitive screening aligns with auditory performance to help hearing professionals differentiate their practice and reinforce the use of hearing aids. This may reduce the progression of cognitive decline.
  • Cognivue allows Audiologists to deliver world-class patient care and service by developing and setting industry best practices with innovation and interprofessional collaboration. 
  • By screening for auditory issues such as high frequency loss, Audiologists can encourage the early detection of cognitive decline and potentially slow its progression.  
  • It is a logical extension to include cognitive screening as part of the overall testing protocol given its association with hearing loss. 



Cognivue has been a great addition!!!! Far better than the MMSE...I say it is a cognitive CBC or EKG and patients are educated in a way we couldn't do before...and so am I!

Dr. C. Stringer, CNY Internists PC


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