Cognitive Screenings at HHCS

Hearing is not just a "brain thing"
Hearing is not just a “brain thing”

HHCS now offers cognitive screening that can measure your current cognitive performance while you are in the office.
 As more patients and families seek help to understand and manage cognitive aging, and as hearing issues are an important risk factor for cognitive impairment, it is a logical extension to include cognitive screening as part of overall testing protocol. 
This is not an IQ test or list of questions, rather a simple, automated assessment. The results can help your Audiologist determine your cognitive health and ensure your hearing correction solutions are right for you.


What is Cognivue Thrive?
Cognivue Thrive evaluates three cognitive domains: memory, visuospatial and executive function and measures two speed performance parameters: reaction time and speed processing. These domains and parameters are key to overall performance at any age. The results of the Cognivue Thrive screening aid in providing a comprehensive management strategy for age-related hearing loss. After completing the self-administered, 5-minute cognitive test, a simple 1-page report is immediately generated.  

Why should I take it?
Research shows that hearing impairment and cognitive decline are related. In a landmark publication* hearing impairment was determined to be the #1 modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline when identified and addressed in mid-life.

Results can help inform our plan of care, whether that be type of hearing aids, how hearing aids may be set up, or accompanying auditory training to support brain function. We also have access to the free Cogniwell Coaching program.

1. Livingston G, Sommerlad A, Orgeta V et al. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care. Lancet
2017;390:2673–2734