US Task Force Finds Insufficient Evidence for Benefits of Adult Hearing Loss Screening in Primary Care Settings

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has determined
that there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against
age-related hearing loss screening by primary care doctors. USPSTF found
no trials to evaluate for adverse
events. Consequently, due to the research gaps, the Task Force could not
recommend for or against screening for age-related hearing loss in the
primary care setting.

USPSTF’s decision was published online August 14, 2012 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.