Hearing aids and Cognition (CogniAid) Study

We are recruiting for the CogniAid trial investigating hearing aid fitting strategies and cognition in older New Zealanders.

What's involved?

We are particularly interested in helping older individuals with a hearing loss, who have mild cognitive impairment or who are experiencing mild difficulties in memory and attention.

This research will compare standard hearing aid fitting to a hearing aid fitting modified according to results on of attention and memory tests. These results will directly lead to better hearing services for older New Zealanders.

Eligibility criteria

You may be able to take part in this study if:

  • You are aged 65 or older
  • You have a hearing loss but are not currently using hearing aids
  • You are willing to purchase and wear hearing aids for at least 12 months
  • You have no history of stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • You have normal or corrected to normal vision

Contact

Please read the participant information sheet and consent form below before getting in touch with the following people:

Auckland

Christine Fok
Email: c.fok@auckland.ac.nz

Christchurch:

Eric Williams
Email:
eric.williams@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 3/11/17 for 3 years, Reference Number 020188