HLAA Board Member Makes Case to Routinely Screen Older Adults for Hearing Loss

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HLAA Board Member Makes Case to Routinely Screen Older Adults for Hearing Loss

Wed, 02/19/2014

Margaret Walhagen, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of the HLAA Board of Trustees Speaks Out About Screening Older Adults for Hearing Loss

In this month's issue of Science of Caring, Margaret Wallhagen, director of the John A. Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at University of California-San Francisco School of Nursing, is outspoken about her frustration at the most recent guidelines on hearing screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an influential independent panel of preventative medicine experts. The task force’s recommendations, while not regulatory, tend to be closely followed by primary care providers nationwide. Its current take on routine adult hearing screening is that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation.

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