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Signia Expert Series: Hearing Aids and Cognitive Impairment - What Do We Know?

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1.  According to the 2020 Lancet Commission, hearing loss is a risk factor for dementia during which life course era?
  1. Early life
  2. Midlife
  3. Later life
  4. Post-later life
2.  The hypothesis that suggests that hearing loss requires higher cognitive demand and therefore takes away vital neurological resources to other cognitive processes is often called the:
  1. Deprivation Hypothesis
  2. Social Isolation Hypothesis
  3. Cognitive Load Hypothesis
  4. Cascade Hypothesis
3.  According to Amieva et al. (2015), over a 25-year period, those who wore hearing aids performed significantly better on measures of cognitive impairment later in life compared to which group?
  1. Those with no hearing loss
  2. Those with hearing loss who did not wear hearing aids
  3. Those with hearing loss who wore a cochlear implant
  4. Those already diagnosed with dementia
4.  According to the literature to date, what is NOT a benefit of hearing aids when considering cognitive status?
  1. Hearing aids can increase social engagement, allowing for the wearer to engage in cognitively beneficial interactions
  2. Hearings aids may reduce cognitive demands placed by hearing loss, allowing for more cognitive resources for other neurocognitive domains
  3. Hearing aids may improve communication ability, reducing negative communicative symptoms commonly associated with cognitive impairment
  4. Hearing aids directly stop the progression of cognitive impairment
5.  Which of the following is NOT a cognitive screening assessment?
  1. CELF
  2. MMSE
  3. MoCA
  4. SLUMS

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