Journal article

Peripheral and central hearing impairment and their relationship with cognition: a review

Grace Kellee Nixon, Julia Zoe Sarant, Dani Tomlin

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: To consider the relationships between both peripheral and central hearing impairment and cognition. Design: Narrative review. Study sample: Numerous studies exploring the relationship between hearing impairment and cognitive function, particularly in an older population. Results: In addition to the well-documented relationship between peripheral hearing loss and cognition highlighted in previous comprehensive reviews, there is also some evidence to suggest that there is a relationship between central hearing impairment and cognition. Further research is required to better understand this relationship and its effects on hearing aid benefit in people with both peripheral hearing los..

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