Leveraging Technology to Promote Hearing Health in Primary Care
New article addresses the need to enhance hearing care for patients over 50 through improved partnerships between primary care physicians and hearing healthcare professionals.
In the second decade of the new millennium, while battling through a global pandemic, one would think that concerns such as older adults getting properly screened for hearing loss would have been a hurdle cleared.
“One of the big challenges with bringing hearing testing and screening more toward the forefront of the minds of other health care providers is that hearing screening for older adults without complaints of hearing loss is not currently recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, as this Task Force says the evidence for the benefits vs. harms of hearing screening is insufficient for asymptomatic older adults.”
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