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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...Guideline Key Action Statements...

...for Hearing LossClinicians should screen patie...

...and Other Ear ConditionsIf screening s...

...odemographic Factors and Patient Pre...

...If screening suggests hearing loss, clinicians sh...

...ying Conditions other than ARHLClinici...

...Education and CounselingClinicians sho...

...tion Strategies and Assistive technologiesClinici...

...tionClinicians should offer, or refer to a...

...r Cochlear ImplantsClinicians should refer patien...

...and ImprovementFor patients with hearing l...

RetestingClinicians should assess hearin...


Tables

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...iations and Definitions of Common T...


...reening OptionsHaving trouble viewing table? Expan...


...Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Definition...


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.... Communication Strategies for the Commun...


.... Example of Questionnaires That Can B...


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...Recommended Hearing Care Pathways...


...2. Recommended Hearing Care Pathways and Solutio...


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