Priority 12 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Could routine follow-up appointments help adults with mild to moderate hearing loss manage their hearing loss more effectively?  (JLA PSP Priority 12)
Overall ranking 12
JLA question ID 0033/12
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

Would follow up appointments with a trained Hearing Therapist help a person with a hearing loss manage their difficulties more efficiently, Why can there not be a routine follow up after being issued with hearing aids. So many folks find it hard to cope with hearing aids and just stop wearing them., How many appointments is the ideal number for issuing hearing aids and optimising their effectiveness to the patient?

Submitted by Service users x 2, Clinicians x 2, Others x 0
Outcomes to be measured More efficient management of hearing loss
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