This study offers a brief literature review on the issues and prospects relating to the unique relationship between hearing and cognitive decline, with a general introduction to the main topics before focusing on rehabilitation training with hearing aids and cochlear implants to combat cognitive decline. 4 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors describe a prospective analysis where they quantified the association of hearing impairment with incident dementia as well as domain-specific cognitive decline in memory, perceptual speed and processing speed. 7 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors state that age-related hearing loss is a substantial marker for frailty in older age and is also a contributing factor to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. 7 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This publication advocates for patients with cognitive symptoms to be evaluated for hearing loss, overviews hearing loss treatments and introduces the potential of cognitive behavioral therapy in combination with auditory training.  5 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This publication discusses the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline. 5 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This article describes a study which aimed to determine the effects of cognitive ability (working memory) on individual listeners' responses to distortion caused by frequency compression applied to noisy speech. 23 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This paper discusses the evidence of aging and adult-onset hearing loss and negative impacts on the structure and function of cortical auditory regions. 12 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors of this article studied the relationship between hearing impairment and brain volume in a large elderly cohort. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This pdf presentation overviews the importance of voice to quality of life, how age related changes differ between sexes impacting voice, the prevalence of presbyphonia and treatment options. 29 slides. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors conducted a systematic review of the literature to study the prevalence of vocal disorders in the general population 60 years and older. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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