Cognitive Decline and Untreated Hearing Loss
Did you know that numerous studies have confirmed a link between cognitive issues, such as dementia, and untreated hearing loss? Research shows that people who have untreated hearing loss develop cognitive decline earlier than their peers, and that a reduction in cognitive function is up to 25% more common in those with hearing issues. This goes to show the importance of getting your hearing tested on a regular basis, as letting even a mild amount of loss go untreated can lead to unintended consequences.
Cognivue Screening for Cognitive Decline
At NYHD | Institute For Hearing & Balance, our audiologists use Cognivue technology during a comprehensive hearing test to determine if patients may be dealing with cognitive decline through a quick, intuitive screening. This reveals whether you may be experiencing the negative side effects of untreated hearing loss and helps our team identify exactly how cognitive function may, in turn, negatively impact your communication abilities.
How Cognivue Works
Cognivue’s easy-to-use technology creates a report of cognitive performance by screening three key areas of mental fitness: memory, visuospatial reasoning, and executive function or decision-making ability. It’s made up of six short screening tests, including visual acuity, motor skills, and perception of words and shapes. The whole test takes less than 15 minutes including the instructional introduction video and is performed simply by moving a wheel around to make different selections during the evaluation.
Hearing Solutions in Midtown Manhattan
At NYHD | Institute For Hearing & Balance, we’re constantly updating our practice with the latest technology to provide convenient, comprehensive care for patients with hearing loss and balance disorders. Learn more by visiting our website or calling our office to schedule a consultation today.