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What is Presbycusis?

What is Presbycusis?

  • Presbycusis: Progressive deterioration of hearing ability that affects both ears and occurs with aging. The hearing loss is sensorineural in nature and is most noticeable at high frequencies. There are a number of risk factors associated with age-related hearing impairment: smoking, ototoxic medication, cardiovascular disease and exposure to loud noise. It is estimated that a third of people over the age of 60 have some hearing loss and more than half of people over the age of 75 years have hearing loss.
  • Presbycusis: progressive bilateral loss of hearing that occurs in the aged.
    Source - Diseases Database

Presbycusis: Introduction

Types of Presbycusis:

Broader types of Presbycusis:

How many people get Presbycusis?

Prevalance of Presbycusis: 30-35% over 65 have some hearing loss, 40-50% over 70.
Prevalance Rate of Presbycusis: approx 1 in 25 or 3.90% or 10.6 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Presbycusis?

Complications of Presbycusis: see complications of Presbycusis

What causes Presbycusis?

Causes of Presbycusis: see causes of Presbycusis
Cause of Presbycusis: Inner ear changes from aging cause gradual hearing loss.
Risk factors for Presbycusis: see risk factors for Presbycusis

What are the symptoms of Presbycusis?

Symptoms of Presbycusis: see symptoms of Presbycusis

Complications of Presbycusis: see complications of Presbycusis

Can anyone else get Presbycusis?

More information: see contagiousness of Presbycusis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Presbycusis

Presbycusis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Presbycusis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Presbycusis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Presbycusis: Otolaryngologist, Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Presbycusis.
Treatments for Presbycusis: see treatments for Presbycusis
Research for Presbycusis: see research for Presbycusis

Organs Affected by Presbycusis:

Organs and body systems related to Presbycusis include:

Name and Aliases of Presbycusis

Main name of condition: Presbycusis

Other names or spellings for Presbycusis:

age-related hearing loss, Hearing loss, age-related, Deafness, age-related, senile hearing loss

Age-related hearing loss, Presbyacusia, Presbyacusis Source - Diseases Database

Presbycusis: Related Conditions

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