Hearing, language and cognition in adults

Adults with late onset hearing loss face increased communication difficulties, and are at risk of language and cognitive decline, which can affect their physical, social and emotional well-being.

  • Investigate the relationship between sensory deprivation, brain reorganisation and cognition; and the effects of amplification and cochlear implantation on brain processes.
  • Understand the relationship between hearing loss, hearing handicap, the environment, and social, physical and emotional well-being.