You can now review and comment on this draft guideline.

The consultation closes on 12/01/18 at 5pm

How to comment

1. Register your organisation

Your organisation needs to be registered as a stakeholder before we can accept comments.

Not eligible? Contact the stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them.

2. Read the consultation documents

If you want to review the economic model, please see 5. Economic model below and fill in the confidentiality form.

Other information about the consultation

3. Add your comments

  • You must use this comments form.
  • You must declare any links with, or funding from, the tobacco industry

If you share similar views with another organisation, send a joint response.

Make sure you consider:

  • The areas that will have the biggest impact on practice and be challenging to implement
  • How to help users overcome challenges

Developing NICE guidelines: how to get involved suggests some other areas to comment on.

4. Email the form to us


Deadline: 12/01/18, 5pm

5. Economic model

The Developer has produced an economic model to support the guideline on hearing loss in adults: assessment and management. To receive an executable version of this model, please submit a request to with a signed copy of the  .

We will then send you a link to an executable version of the economic model by email. The deadline for returning your comments is the same as for the guideline consultation: 5pm on 12/01/18.

Please note: 

  • Economic model and their contents are confidential and are protected by intellectual property rights. They can only be used to inform your understanding of the guideline. They should not be used to inform the development of other economic models, and should not be re-run except to test reliability.

 As set out on the confidentiality form:

  • Model and their contents should only be shown to people in your organisation who need to see them to help you respond to the guideline consultation.
  • You must ensure that anyone you show the files to understands that they are bound by the terms of the confidentiality acknowledgment and undertaking form.
  • You must not copy the files, and must delete them from your records on publication of the guideline.
  • You should not publish the model in whole or in part, or use them for any purpose other than participating in the consultation process.


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