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Study selection and assessment:
English language studies that evaluated the accuracy or precision of bedside screening questions or physical examination manoeuvres for hearing impairment in symptomatic and asymptomatic people ⩾16 years of age. 24 studies (n = 12 645) met the selection criteria. The tests evaluated included a self reported screening question (eg, “Do you feel you have a hearing loss?”); Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly, screening version (HHIE-S), a 10 item self administered questionnaire measuring the social and emotional …
For correspondence: Dr A S Detsky, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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