Medical panel’s refusal to back hearing screening draws disbelief from an AARP blogger

WASHINGTON, DC—The decision by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force not to recommend that primary-care physicians routinely screen asymptomatic adults over age 50 for hearing loss (see last week’s post on Hearing News Watch) has provoked disapproval and incredulity from an AARP blogger. In her latest Personal Health and Well-being column, on AARP Blog, entitled “I…

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Task force finds little evidence of benefit from routine hearing screening of older adults

By David H. Kirkwood ROCKVILLE, MD—While many thousands of hearing care providers and people in the hearing industry will undoubtedly disagree, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) stated this week that it has found insufficient evidence to recommend that physicians screen for hearing loss among patients 50 years and older without symptoms of hearing…

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