NICE | February 2019| Hearing loss (adult onset) In development [GID-QS10074]
NICE are holding a consultation on Hearing loss (adult onset) In development [GID-QS10074], the consultation is open until Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 5pm
Draft quality standard (PDF version)
Equality impact assessment 2
Full details about the consultation and how to comment are available from NICE
NICE | February 2019 | Otitis media with effusion in under 12s: surgery Clinical guideline [CG60]
NICE will update the whole guideline on otitis media with effusion in under 12s.
See NICE for table that gives an overview of how evidence identified in surveillance might affect each area of the guideline, including any proposed new areas.
Otitis media with effusion in under 12s: surgery
NICE| January 2019 | Hundreds more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS
Following a review of the definition of severe to profound deafness which is used to identify if a cochlear implant might be appropriate, NICE have updated their eligibility criteria for cochlear implants.
Meindert Boysen, director of the Centre for Technology Evaluation, said: “The appraisal committee listened to stakeholder concerns regarding the eligibility criteria for cochlear implants being out of date. Upon review it was concluded this needed to be updated.
“The new eligibility criteria for cochlear implants will ensure that they continue to be available on the NHS to those individuals who will benefit from them the most.”
Severe to profound deafness is now recognised as only hearing sounds louder than 80dB HL at 2 or more frequencies without hearing aids, a lowering of the previous threshold (Source: NICE).
NICE [press release]
Cochlear implants for children and adults with severe to profound deafness (part review of TA166)
Nursing Times Hundreds more patients to be eligible for cochlear implants
The Independent NHS to offer hundreds more deaf people life-changing cochlear implant
NICE| July 2018| Hearing loss in adults: assessment and management
NICE have issued a new guideline which covers some aspects of assessing and managing hearing loss in primary, community and secondary care. It aims to improve the quality of life for adults with hearing loss by advising healthcare staff on assessing hearing difficulties, managing earwax and referring people for audiological or specialist assessment and management.
The guideline covers adults aged over 18, including adults whose age of onset of hearing loss was under 18 but who present for the first time in adulthood.
The guideline is available from NICE