Action Group Responds to NICE consultation on TA166 candidacy requirements

The Action Group today (20.7.2018) submitted our suggested revised candidacy criteria to NICE as part of their stakeholder consultation. More details on the consultation can be found here https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-ta10362

NICE will now examine the suggestions from the consultation and come back with new candidacy criteria for a further stage of consultation in August before considering recommendations in October.

Our suggested new candidacy criteria for section 1.5 of TA166;

“For the purposes of this guidance, severe to profound deafness is defined as hearing sounds that are greater than or equal to 80dBHL (≥80dBHL) at two or more frequencies (at 500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz, 3000Hz and 4000Hz) bilaterally without acoustic hearing aids.

Adequate benefit from acoustic hearing aids is defined for this guidance as:

  • For adults, a phoneme score of 50% or greater on the AB word test presented at 70dB SPL A
  • For children, speech, language and listening skills appropriate to age, developmental stage and cognitive ability”

Evidence for this can be found in our previous submission-link below and in the research section. Our response to NICE can be found here collated-response-bcig-action-group-for-response-final-16-1-2018-3 (1)

2 thoughts on “Action Group Responds to NICE consultation on TA166 candidacy requirements

    1. Hi Nick,

      So far the NICE consultation has been with registered stakeholders. They have suggested that the next stage of consultation in August is going to be on their revised wording and this will be with stakeholders, and clinical, patient, and NHS experts in line with their technical engagement step for adjusted technology appraisal. For more information you can email NICE at TACommB@nice.org.uk

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