Training hearing perception-in-noise in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

We are inviting people with mild cognitive impairment to participate in this research that will test their hearing, auditory processing, and cognitive processing.

Healthy young (aged 20-35 years) and older adults (aged 60+ years) without cognitive impairment are also invited to participate.

Before and after training testing will be done online in your own home. The tests will involve video conferencing sessions and testing via online platforms. You will also be asked to do hearing and cognitive tasks, and to complete hearing and cognitive questionnaires.

Training will be done online in your own home. It will involve playing an auditory training game every day for two weeks. It will take about 20-30 minutes of your time each day.

Altogether, you can expect to be involved in the project for a period of about five weeks, including training, and testing before and after.

If you would like to participate, or need further information, please contact the primary researcher Dr Joan Leung at

Statement of ethics approval

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 26 November 2018 for three years (extended to 26 November 2024).

Reference Number: 022259