Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Screening
Release Date: August 2012
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|Asymptomatic Adults Aged 50 Years or Older|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in asymptomatic adults aged 50 years or older.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
This recommendation applies to asymptomatic adults aged 50 years or older. It does not apply to persons seeking evaluation for perceived hearing problems or for cognitive or affective symptoms that may be related to hearing loss. These persons should be assessed for objective hearing impairment and treated when indicated.
See the Clinical Considerations section for additional information on risk assessment.
Related Information for Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. August 2012.