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Presbycusis

Presbycusis: Introduction

Presbycusis: Presbycusis (prez-bee-KU-sis) is the most common hearing problem in older people. In fact, people over age 50 are likely to lose ... more about 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Presbycusis is available below.

Symptoms of Presbycusis

Treatments for Presbycusis

  • Hearing aids
  • FM systems
  • Treatment will vary depending on factors such as severity of symptoms, age, general health, medical history and individual preferences
  • Avoid loud noises
  • Wear hearing protection devices when exposed to loud noise e.g. ear plugs
  • more treatments...»

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Article Excerpts about Presbycusis

Presbycusis (prez-bee-KU-sis) is the most common hearing problem in older people. In fact, people over age 50 are likely to lose some hearing each year. Presbycusis is an ongoing loss of hearing linked to changes in the inner ear. People with this kind of hearing loss may have a hard time hearing what others are saying or may be unable to stand loud sounds. The decline is slow. Just as hair turns gray at different rates, presbycusis develops at different rates. (Source: excerpt from Hearing and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Presbycusis:

Progressive bilateral loss of hearing that occurs in the aged. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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