In September 2015, the James Lind Alliance completed the mild to moderate hearing loss Priority Setting Partnership:
Mild to moderate hearing loss: Top 10
- What adverse effects are associated with not treating mild to moderate hearing loss in adults?
- Does the early fitting of hearing aid(s) result in increased patient benefit and/or improved cost-effectiveness of the service?
- Does the early fitting of hearing aids slow the rate of cognitive decline?
- What are the reasons for low hearing aid uptake, use and adherence?
- Can new technologies replace hearing aids?
- Can stem cell therapy offer a cure for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults?
- Does early identification, diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate hearing loss prevent further deterioration of hearing?
- Could new developments to digital hearing aids offer improved speech perception in noisy environments?
- How realistic are hearing tests for assessing the everyday hearing abilities of adults with mild to moderate hearing loss?
- Could the use of real-world sounds to help program hearing aids in clinic (rather than tones or beeps) improve hearing aid effectiveness?