Sensory Status of Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Hearing, Vision and Vestibular Function

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Many people, especially as they get older, can have hearing, vision and balance problems. Some studies have shown links between these sensory problems and cognitive problems in older people. We would like to know more about these difficulties in order to better understand how to prevent decline in sensory and cognitive abilities

We are inviting people with mild cognitive impairment to participate in a study that will test their hearing, eyesight and the balance system’s ability to correct for eye movement.

Healthy adults without cognitive impairment are invited to participate as part of the control group.

All the testing will be done at the Grafton Campus of the University of Auckland. The tests will take about 60-90 minutes with breaks. For the hearing and vision tests you will listen to different tones and identify different visual patterns. For the balance test you wear eye goggles that measure your eye movement when your head is shifted from side to side.

APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND HUMAN PARTICIPANTS ETHICS COMMITTEE ON 8 March 2016 for 3 years until 21 December 2018, Reference Number 016482


This study is open to and in aged 18 to 100
Healthy volunteers included
Healthy controls (>60 years) are welcome as participants (control group), the only restriction is to present a complete deafness or blindness (bilaterally) We are looking for healthy young controls, 18-59 years  (no hearing or major visual problems) Petrol voucher will be provided for your participation.