Priority 1 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What adverse effects are associated with not treating mild to moderate hearing loss in adults? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 1
JLA question ID 0033/1
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 are the impacts of not fitting hearing aids to mild-moderate hearing losses?  ~  What adverse effects may occur if it goes untreated?  ~  What conditions are worsened by not treating hearing loss?  ~  Are effects of leaving ears unaided on later attempts to aid measurable?  ~  What are the effects on the brain if hearing loss is not treated?  ~  What are the long term risks of not treating mild-moderate hearing loss  ~  Effects of ignoring mild or moderate hearing loss?  ~  Is there greater incidence of falls, mental health conditions etc if hearing loss is untreated and what is the cost of this to the NHS

Submitted by Service users x 4, Clinicians x 5, Others x 0
Outcomes to be measured Adverse effects/Incidence of falls/mental health conditions/cost to NHS       
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