The effect of cochlear implants on cognitive decline in ageing Australians
Grant number: LP150101180 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021
This project aims to investigate the impact of cochlear implants on cognitive function in elderly people with deafness. Deafness has been found to be independently associated with a 30–40 per cent accelerated rate of cognitive decline in elderly adults. There is currently no effective treatment for cognitive decline. The intended outcomes of this observational study will help us to understand the biological process of cognitive decline, whether hearing loss is causal, and whether the process can be altered. These findings should be applicable to all individuals with hearing loss. If cochlear implants delay cognitive decline, this would significantly affect policy, quality of life for the eld..View full description
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The Effect of Cochlear Implants on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: Initial Baseline and 18-Month Follow Up Results for a Prospective International Longitudinal Study
Julia Sarant, David Harris, Peter Busby, Paul Maruff, Adrian Schembri, Richard Dowell, Robert Briggs
In older adults, hearing loss is independently associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline, and has been identified to ..