Priority 7 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does early identification, diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate hearing loss prevent further deterioration of hearing in adults? (JLA PSP Priority 7)
Overall ranking 7
JLA question ID 0033/7
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

Does early identification of problems lead to reducing further hearing loss.  ~  Is tinnitus linked to hearing loss or is it a separate problem? Could hearing loss be stabilised if it was detected early? Is hearing loss linked to neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer's? Could stem cell therapy help to cure hearing loss or tinnitus? Is there any evidence that the prevalence of hearing loss is increasing. Do some ethnic groups suffer more problems than others with hearing loss?   ~  Whether early recognition and diagnosis of hearing loss would stop deterioration?  ~  What is the impact of early identification and intervention of mild to moderate hearing loss on maintaining individual function for patients?  ~  What are the impacts of early detection of hearing loss?  ~  Can early diagnosis help prevent worsening hearing?  ~  Early diagnosis and support for neurological hearing loss.  ~  Does correcting hearing loss early delay onset of auditory processing slowing down

Submitted by Service users x 5, Clinicians x 2, Others x 1
Outcomes to be measured Not identified
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