Published: April 23, 2021

NOW LIVE: AAO-HNSF Quality Manuscript on Age-Related Hearing Loss Measures

Quality Improvement in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery: Age-Related Hearing Loss Measures published online in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery on March 23.


In developing these quality measures, a Measure Development Group of experts reached consensus on four de novo measures listed below. These measures were created for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related hearing loss (ARHL) disorders, including bilateral presbycusis and symmetric sensorineural hearing loss, and they are intended to assist providers in enhancing quality of care.

  • Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults
  • Audiometric Evaluation for Older Adults with Hearing Loss
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging for ARHL—Avoidance of Inappropriate Use
  • Shared Decision Making for Treatment Options for ARHL

To read the published article about the ARHL quality measures, visit

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