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Hearing test benefits unknown in older adults: panel

(Reuters Health) There's not enough evidence to say whether older adults should be screened for hearing loss if they don't have any symptoms, according to a new statement from a government-backed panel.
The recommendation, released on Monday, should not stop people over 50 years old from telling their doctor about hearing problems, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). It also shouldn't stop doctors from screening patients with symptoms of hearing loss.
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