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Age-Related Hearing Impairment

Age-Related Hearing Impairment: Introduction

Age-Related Hearing Impairment: 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 Age-Related Hearing Impairment is available below.

Symptoms of Age-Related Hearing Impairment

  • Progressive deterioration in hearing - age-related
  • Progressive difficulty hearing higher frequencies
  • When other people speak it sounds slurred or mumbled
  • Letters such as s and th are hard to distinguish
  • Male voices are easier to hear than female voices due to the lower pitch
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Age-Related Hearing Impairment

  • 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
  • Hearing aid
  • Speech reading training
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Age-Related Hearing Impairment

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More information about Age-Related Hearing Impairment

  1. Age-Related Hearing Impairment: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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