Hearing

Hearing, Screening Loss in Older Adults

The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in asymptomatic adults 50 years and older. (2012)

Clinical Considerations: This recommendation applies to adults age 50 years and older who show no signs or symptoms of hearing loss.

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/gradespost.htm#irec(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf11/adulthearing/adulthearrs.htm#clinical(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Hearing Loss Sensorineural (SNHL)

The AAFP recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants. (2008)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsnbhr.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)