Priorities 16-30 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can hearing aid ear moulds be better manufactured to fit correctly within the ear for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss?  (JLA PSP Priority 16-30)
Overall ranking Top 16-30
JLA question ID 0033/16-30l
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence To follow
Health Research Classification System category Ear
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

Research into better ways of creating moulds and the way they sit within the ear  ~  Treatment. Making sure the right hearing aid is available not just the aid but the mould. I have now had four moulds in about eighteen months. My ears are not the normal shape. But they cannot supply me with NHS moulds or domes that fit. They hope, I think, that I will go away in exasperation.  ~  Can hearing aids be made more comfortable?

Submitted by Service users x 3, Clinicians x 0, Others x 0
Outcomes to be measured Better fit within the ear/  Increased comfort
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0033
PSP name Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 87  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 3 September 2015