Listen Carefully: An Exploratory Study of the Association Between Listening Effort and Cognitive Function

Alix Feldman, François Patou, Anja M Maier, Gunhild Waldemar, Asmus Mejling Vogel

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the association between listening effort and cognitive function for both cognitively healthy individuals and for patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in mid-to-late stages of life, and furthermore to investigate listening effort and cognitive function after several weeks of hearing aid use. Listening effort is measured by the recording of peak pupil dilation during a sentence-final word identification and recall (SWIR) test, cognitive performance is measured using a battery of pen and paper cognitive tests, and hearing loss is measured with pure tone audiometry (PTA). A select number of participants in both the cognitively healthy and MCI group will be administered hearing aids, and the study will re-test both listening effort and cognitive performance.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputClinical Trials Registration
Place of PublicationBethesda, MD
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • hearing loss
  • hearing aids
  • listening effort
  • cognitive function

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