Treating Auditory impairment and CogniTion: a pilot trial of hearing aids for dementia risk

Study Code / Acronym
Status / Stage
15 February 2018 -
29 June 2021
Duration (calculated)
03 years 04 months
Alzheimer's Research UK
Funding Amount
Funder/Grant study page
Alzheimer's Research UK
Contracted Centre
University College London
Contracted Centre Webpage
Principal Investigator
Dr Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez
PI Contact
WHO Catergories
Risk reduction intervention
Disease Type
Mild Dementia

CPEC Review Info
Reference ID222
ResearcherReside Team


Study Code / AcronymTACT
Status / StageCompleted
Start Date20180215
End Date20210629
Duration (calculated) 03 years 04 months
Funder/Grant study pageAlzheimer's Research UK
Contracted CentreUniversity College London
Contracted Centre Webpage
Funding Amount£608,402.89


Dr Gonzalez’s team are developing a 4 week home based intervention to ensure people with hearing loss and mild cognitive impairment start and continue to use hearing aids.This includes a daily diary, weekly contact with researchers, and working with family and carers to understand personal habits. They will recruit 76 volunteers of over 55 years of age diagnosed with hearing loss and mild cognitive impairment. They will then split the volunteers into two groups, one group will have the four week intervention, while the other will be treated as usual for hearing loss. After eight months, the researchers will follow up on the participants to see if they are still using hearing aids.