Age-Related Hearing Loss

Publication Date: April 30, 2024

Key Points

Key Points

  • Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is a prevalent but often underdiagnosed and undertreated condition among individuals aged 50 and above.
  • The prevalence of hearing loss (HL) doubles with each decade of life and affects more than 60% of individuals by age 70 and 80% of individuals older than 85 years of age.
  • The main purpose of this clinical practice guideline (CPG) is to guide clinicians regarding the identification and management of ARHL as a recognized risk factor affecting health outcomes and quality of life (QOL) in the aging population.

Key Action Statements

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...aphic Factors and Patient Preferences...

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...tifying Conditions other than ARHLClinicians sho...

...ent Education and CounselingClinicia...

...n Strategies and Assistive technologiesClinicians...

...cationClinicians should offer, or refer to a c...

...for Cochlear ImplantsClinicians should re...

...essing Goals and ImprovementFor pat...

...stingClinicians should assess hearing...


Tables

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 Table 3. Screening OptionsHaving trouble vi...


.... Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Defi...


...Suggested Education and Counseling Points...


...Communication Strategies for the Communicatio...


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