- Hearing loss has been associated with a decline in cognitive function and may lead to the rapid progression of cognitive decline.
- Untreated hearing loss can contribute to cognitive decline. Through proactive management of hearing loss, you may delay or slow the progression of cognitive decline.
- Routine cognitive screenings allow your Audiologist to benchmark your current cognitive performance and help ensure your hearing correction solutions are right for you.
The Audiologist Is Your Partner in Hearing Health and Cognitive Health.
Your Audiologist now offers cognitive screening that can measure your current cognitive performance while you are in the office. The Cognivue test is not an IQ test or list of questions, rather a simple, automated assessment that takes about eight to ten minutes to complete. The results can help your Audiologist determine your cognitive health and ensure your hearing correction solutions are right for you. Remember, untreated hearing loss can contribute to cognitive decline – talk to your Audiologist today.
What does the Cognivue test evaluate?
In as little as 5 minutes, the Cognivue test will evaluate a few key cognitive domains and performance parameters:
- Memory – your ability to store and use information when needed and how your ability impacts how easily you remember things such as important dates, following directions, remembering to take medications and where you placed your keys.
- Visuospatial – your ability to process and interpret visual information about yourself and your surroundings and how your score affects your ability to do such things walk around without bumping into things, getting dressed, using your phone or driving a car.
- Executive function – your ability to concentrate and problem solve and how likely you are to have difficulty concentrating on tasks, problem solving, finishing tasks and making appropriate decisions.
- Reaction time and speed processing – your ability to physically react to situations and mentally process a task such as stopping or changing directions to avoid people, catching a ball and changing directions quickly to avoid people.
How is the Cognivue test administered?
- You’ll sit in a quiet space in front of the Cognivue Thrive device.
- It starts with an introductory video that will walk you through everything you’ll need to know about taking the test.
- When you’re done, a personalized report will be generated that you will review with the doctor.