Posted August 16, 2012

Here is the other worthy article from New Old Age, I mentioned yesterday.  This seems like this would make such a major impact on the lives of Elders and yet it's seems to have gotten pushed to the back burner?  I'm confused.

‘Insufficient’ Evidence for Routine Hearing Tests, Experts Say

By JUDITH GRAHAM

Hearing tests are cheap and effective. There are no known health harms. And they can identify older adults with compromised hearing who might benefit from using a hearing aid.

So why didn’t the United States Preventive Services Task Force’s new statement, published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, advise that adults age 50 and older be screened for hearing problems?

 

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