Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Draft Recommendation Statement and Draft Evidence Review

Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Draft Recommendation Statement and Draft Evidence Review

October 05, 2020 In the News
Developed by the American Academy of Audiology Scientific Advisory and Research Council (Nick Reed, AuD, Chair) and the Research Initiatives Committee (Ryan McCreery, PhD, Chair) 

The American Academy of Audiology acknowledges the draft recommendation statement “Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Screening” by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) (2020) and agrees with the ultimate conclusion that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults. 

While it is disappointing that the USPSTF reaffirms that the necessity of hearing screening in older adults is inconclusive, the American Academy of Audiology understands that this conclusion is drawn from a strict review of the state of the current science. 

Nonetheless, the Academy would like to call attention to the following points…read more.


 

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