Priority 15 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How effective are hearing tests (as part of a standard health screening program) to detect mild to moderate hearing loss in adults?  (JLA PSP Priority 15)
Overall ranking 15
JLA question ID 0033/15
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

For hearing tests to readily available as part of an ageing mot.  ~  Should hearing tests be as accepted and promoted as dental and eye checks  ~  Why can't people over a certain age say 65 be tested automatically?  ~  Would regular hearing tests for everyone help to pick up problems earlier?  ~  Should hearing tests be a regular part of Self Care?  ~  Regular hearing check-ups as most people are unaware that they have hearing loss.  ~  Are there any plans for screening the population re acquired hearing loss in over 50's?  ~  Having a compulsory hearing test from 50 years old. Most people don't realize how deaf they are until it is pointed out to them  ~  Testing of hearing ought to be carried out more frequently like blood pressure and eyesight (i'm 72 and have never undergone a hearing test)

Submitted by Service users x 7, Clinicians x 0, Others x 2
Outcomes to be measured Detection 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