Cognitive Screening in San Antonio, TX
Two separate reports from The Lancet Commision on dementia prevention, intervention, and care named hearing loss as the #1 most modifiable risk factor for dementia.
In addition, scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, along with researchers at Harvard Medical School, determined that cognitive decline was 30 percent higher among men with mild hearing loss than those with normal hearing, while those with moderate or severe hearing loss show a 42 to 54 percent higher risk for cognitive decline.
This research supports a ten-year long study carried out by Dr. Frank Lin at Johns Hopkins University and showed that individuals with mild, medium, or severe hearing loss were five times more likely to develop dementia than those without hearing loss.
The connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline is complex, but due to the seriousness of the connection, audiologists are taking a much greater interest in cognitive decline.
Our audiologists at Audicles Hearing Services are among them, adding cognitive assessment to the personalized hearing care we provide to our patients.
Using Cognivue, we’re able to use advanced diagnostic technology to measure the effect of your cognitive issues in association with hearing loss in order to help address your cognitive health as well as your hearing.
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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
#1 – Common Risk Factors
#2 – Mental Overload
When hearing loss exists, other parts of the brain, especially those involved in thinking and memory, have to fill in the gaps in communication caused by poorly transmitted sound. This puts a great deal more stress on those other parts of the brain, leading to mental overload.
#3 – Structural Changes
#4 – Social Isolation
What Is Cognivue Screening and How Does It Work?
Audicles Hearing Services uses Thrive by Cognivue as a specialized tool to measure and detect cognitive decline. However, the use of Cognivue works beyond measuring your cognitive health and is an advanced tool that helps zero in on a more highly effective hearing care plan as well as proper selection of hearing aids.
Cognivue screening is a personalized, consistent, and reliable assessment of your overall brain health. The baseline scores developed by your first cognitive performance test makes it possible for you and your doctor to monitor changes to hearing loss and cognitive decline in order to establish new interventions for measuring the success of interventions already in place.
The features of Cognivue screening include:
- Quick assessment (about 10 minutes)
- Interactive and intuitive
- Immediate results after testing
- Easy to understand results
- Secure and confidential
Testing accuracy is improved due to a unique software algorithm designed to use patient responses in order to adapt the test according to the patient’s performance eliminating testing variability.
Results from Cognitive Screening
#1 – Memory Score
#2 – Visuospatial Score
#3 – Executive Function Score
#4 – Reaction Time
#5 – Processing Speed
Schedule a Cognitive Screening with Audicles Hearing Services
Because many of our patients have put off addressing their hearing loss for some time, some of them begin experiencing some degree of cognitive decline by the time they come to us for a hearing assessment. To be sure that we’re providing the highest level of hearing care, our team of audiologists at Audicles Hearing Services use Cognivue screening to provide the best possible hearing care that meet the broad range of your unique hearing and cognitive needs in order to improve your quality of life.
If recall, decision making, organizing tasks, a poor sense of direction, or other cognitive related issues have become a challenge for you or a loved one, use the adjacent form to contact our hearing care professionals to schedule a Cognitive Screening.
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