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

UNCERTAINTY: What are the alternative tests to pure tone audiometry for the diagnosis mild to moderate hearing loss in adults?  (JLA PSP Priority 16-30)
Overall ranking Top 16-30
JLA question ID 0033/16-30b
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

Is there an alternative to the beep test used to diagnose hearing loss, and if so, what?  ~  how can you test for speech recognition and set up HA's to favour this rather than the traditional hearing test  ~  Why can't audiology use actual speech as well as tones  ~  Is there a better method of testing than PTAs for determining when to offer hearing aids?  ~  Can the effectiveness of word list tests in diagnosis be studied?

Submitted by Service users x 4, Clinicians x 1, Others x 0
Outcomes to be measured Alternatives to pure tone audiometry
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