Priority 14 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can speech in noise tests offer additional diagnostic information that leads to enhanced rehabilitation outcomes for adult hearing aid users with mild to moderate hearing loss?  (JLA PSP Priority 14)
Overall ranking 14
JLA question ID 0033/14
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

To what extent can speech-in-noise tests (e.g. Quick SIN and the ANL test) provide information which cannot be obtained from the pure-tone audiogram alone and can such additional information enhance the rehabilitation outcomes for those fitted with hearing aids?

Submitted by Service users x 1, Clinicians x 1, Others x 0
Outcomes to be measured Enhanced rehabilitation outcomes for hearing aid users                      
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