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CPG: Age-Related Hearing Loss

CPG: Age-Related Hearing Loss

Research Needs section from Age-Related Hearing Loss CPG


  1. Benefits of screening on quality of life, communication ability, and function
  2. Potential harms and costs associated with screening
  3. Standardization of hearing loss threshold definition by studies on screening
  4. Accuracy of various screening tools including head-to-head comparisons of different screening modalities
  5. Inclusion of diverse sub-populations and underrepresented groups in risk-stratification, screening, management, and outcomes research
  6. How to overcome disparities in management of ARHL
  7. How to improve access to hearing health
  8. Accuracy and validation of smartphone-based hearing assessments as screening and/or diagnostic tools.
  9. How to address lack of available hearing healthcare in underserved regions.
  10. Effect of counseling in patients and family/care partners
  11. Health literacy and counseling education
  12. Hearing aid use, compliance, and benefit in appropriately fit hearing aids vs others (e.g. OTC hearing aids, hearing aids from wholesale clubs/warehouses without audiology support).
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