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The emerging relationship between cognition and audition: why cognitive screenings are beneficial for audiology patients and why comprehensive audiometric evaluations are recommended for people with mild cognitive impairment, cognitive decline and dementia

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The relationship between hearing loss and the exacerbation of cognitive decline is welldocumented. Multiple reports have presented evidence that as hearing loss increases, so too, does the potential for cognitive decline. In this report, we will explore the emerging relationship between cognition and audition and why it is important to suspect, test, document and manage these relationships as early as possible. Indeed, there often exists an opportunity to alter the trajectory of cognitive decline, if early intervention is facilitated


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