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

UNCERTAINTY: How frequently should hearing assessments be conducted to assess the progression of mild to moderate hearing loss in adults?  (JLA PSP Priority 16-30)
Overall ranking Top 16-30
JLA question ID 0033/16-30a
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

What is the optimal time for a typical "prebyacusis" type patient to undergo routine re-assessment of their hearing i.e. diagnosed with hearing loss (most likely mild) how often/when should individual be offered follow-up hearing re-assessment, if at all?  ~  I have to go through my GP to get a hearing test, why can't there be regular appointments for those already diagnosed with hearing loss?  ~  How often is it best to re-check hearing and have hearing aids re-assessed?  ~  Why when you reach 18 do you only have a hearing aid review every 3 years?.  ~  I have used hearing aids for several years now, is it possible to have another hearing test to see if the aids need changing.  ~  How often once losing hearing should deterioration be monitored?  ~  How often should my hearing be reviewed - my sight is checked annually?  ~  How often is it best to re-check hearing and have hearing aids re-assessed?

Submitted by Service users x 6, Clinicians x 1, Others x 1
Outcomes to be measured Guidance for the frequency of hearing assessment
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