Hearing and Cognitive Fitness

 

Congratulations to your first step to better hearing and cognitive health. Following your hearing health consultation, this booklet may remind you of all you have learned today and help you keep track of your hearing and cognitive health.

It’s not “just” about hearing better

Overwhelming clinical evidence shows the importance of hearing in the context of maintaining cognitive health. Even a mild hearing loss of as little as 25dB already impacts cognitive functions.

 

 

Cognitive health is in your hands (ears)

Hearing and cognitive functions depend on input from your senses to develop and to maintain. As we age and our sensory organs deteriorate less and less input is provided, resulting in a chain reaction of cognitive and social deprivations. These effects, if not stopped and reversed will lead to progressively more hearing and cognitive problems.

 

 

More hearing is one of the things (besides exercise and learning new skills) which is easily done with the help of a objectively chosen hearing aid technology, auditory field expansion and auditory training. All of which will make your hear more, better and easier and by extension provide the much needed input into your cognitive system to not only help avoiding cognitive decline but also can reverse it.

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Auditory perception and Impact Report

Standard hearing screenings and even comprehensive audiological assessments do not necessarily reveal the full picture of your hearing status. The auditory perception and impact report clearly shows how many sounds your cognitive system is deprived off. It also shows the impact this potentially has on your risk of falling and your increased risk in developing dementia.

 

 

It also shows your target hearing field expansion for soft and loud sounds. Together we will work to very gradually make you hear more again to reach these targets.

 

 

Keeping track of your hearing and cognitive health

As a simple visual summary, this guide shall help you track your hearing and cognitive developments and to seek treatment timely, before deprivation effects impacted the quality of your life. Once your test results are not in the green fields, it’s time to take action.

How we Hear and Listen

The process of hearing and listening is very complex and is to a large extend a cognitive process which develops and depends based on the amount and quality input from the ears.

 

 

Hearing training

More and better auditory input will automatically train and rehabilitate your hearing. For faster and better results, depending on your individual needs we will give you some hearing exercises or enrol you in a structured hearing training program.

 

 

Hearing aid style and technology options

While hearing technology prescription is objectively determined by your test results, hearing aid styles, size and high tech user convenience features are options you might chose based on your preference and lifestyle.

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