Functional Hearing Assessments
Hearing is a sense, however, understanding what we hear is a brain process. Your ears deliver sound to your brain where meaning is applied through use of cognitive functions like, listening, understanding and memory.
Like our vision, our hearing is constantly changing. However, unlike eye sight, hearing is an easy thing to take for granted and for many, the impact of hearing loss on the brain is often overlooked. If you have a hearing loss, access to your world of sound is compromised and brain stimulation is reduced. Making sense of speech based communication requires more mental energy and cognitive resources or ‘brain power’. What was once an effortless interaction with the auditory world is now an energy sapping task which often leads to withdrawal from social interaction and an increased risk of mental decline.
Hearing assessments at Cubex involves more than a hearing test. In addition to understanding your hearing sensitivity, we explore your ability to listen, understand and make sense of auditory information – all dynamic processes that happen at the level of your brain. Furthermore, we test these cognitive skills both in quiet and in noise providing a better reflection of your individual hearing ability in the’real-world’.Brain Hearing Tests & Assessments >