Journal article

The relationship between peripheral hearing loss and higher order listening function on cognition in older Australians

Grace Nixon, Julia Zoe Sarant, Dani Tomlin, Richard Dowell

International Journal of Audiology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: Peripheral hearing, central auditory processing (CAP) and cognition are all important for comprehension of speech and deteriorate with increased age. This study aimed to examine the relation between hearing impairment and cognitive impairment by assessing both peripheral hearing impairment and CAP ability. Design: Cognition was measured using the CogState Brief Battery (CSBB). Peripheral hearing was measured across eight frequencies (250 Hz-8000 Hz) using pure tone audiometry, and CAP was measured using the Listening in Spatialised Noise-Sentences test (LiSN-S) and the Dichotic Digits Test. Data were analysed using correlation and regression analyses. Study sample: Around 85 adult..

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