Priority 11 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How effective and/or cost-effective are hearing aids for the treatment of mild to moderate hearing loss in adults?  (JLA PSP Priority 11)
Overall ranking 11
JLA question ID 0033/11
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

Systematic review of hearing aids, Does hearing aids help people with marginal hearing loss audiometrically?, How useful are hearing aids at this level of hearing loss, Do hearing aids help or hinder?, Are the hearing aids adequate?, Treatment and effectiveness of hearing aids for these patient, Do people who wear aids find them beneficial?, Do people with hearing aids do better than those without?, How useful are hearing aids for people with mm deafness esp with unilateral hearing loss like mine, What is the overall success rate in treating mild or moderate hearing loss with hearing aids?, Longitudinal studies of frequency compression aids in elderly population, How many people with mild loss benefit with hearing aid and how many reject it or it sits unused?, Does the health-related quality of life improvement justify the cost of NHS treatment for mild-moderate hearing loss?, What is the predicted cost benefit of fitting hearing aids in preventing expenditure in other areas?, Will people with Hearing Loss ever be able to hear as they did prior to needing aids?, What degree of return of full hearing can be made with new technology? My hearing loss is not volume, but frequency., Are devices for cure perfectible?, Will hearing aids or other devices be beneficial?

Submitted by Service users x 7, Clinicians x 1, Others x 0
Outcomes to be measured Effectiveness/Long-term effectiveness, Number of people who benefit, Cost-effectiveness
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