Hearing screening is the systematic application of a test or inquiry completed to identify individuals who are at risk for a hearing disorder, impairment, or disability and who may benefit from further assessment, direct preventive action, and/or appropriate intervention.. It is estimated that 15% of the adult population in the United States has hearing loss (Blackwell, Lucas, & Clarke, 2014).
Experts recommend that adults get their hearing tested every 10 years until age 50, and then every 3 years after that. Why Would I Need a Hearing Test? Some people may suspect that they have.
See Recommendations and Guidelines About Hearing Loss in Children. This effort is limited to those areas of the newborn screening system (screening test, diagnosis and follow-up, treatment and management, evaluation, and education), for which the state public health agency assumes an .