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

UNCERTAINTY:How can hearing aids best be programmed for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss?  (JLA PSP Priority 16-30)
Overall ranking Top 16-30
JLA question ID 0033/16-30n
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

How to ensure a deaf adult gets the most appropriate and properly programmed hearing aid  ~  How can the hearing aids be set-up better?  ~  What is the most effective (in terms of hearing aid use and benefit) hearing aid prescription for mild-moderate hearing loss in adults?  ~  How specifically tuned to one particular person's hearing difficulty can a hearing aid get. In short, can the only thing that can be achieved be a turning up of the volume  ~  What is the effect of sound flow programs on hearing aid wearers' ability to enjoy discussion in competing noise/group situations?  ~  Would allowing full user programming of hearing aid parameters be a benefit?

Submitted by Service users x 4, Clinicians x 1, Others x 1
Outcomes to be measured Most effective prescription
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