Statements in the Quality Standard include:
This quality standard is expected to contribute to improvements in the following outcomes for adults with hearing loss:
Following the NICE Guideline for hearing loss in adults, the NICE Quality Standard on hearing loss in adults was published in July 2019. Action on Hearing Loss fed into the consultation for developing this quality standard, as it covers assessing and managing hearing loss in adults (aged 18 and over). It includes people presenting with hearing loss for the first time in adulthood whether it started in adulthood or earlier. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement and is aimed at healthcare commissioners, service providers, health and social care practitioners and the public.