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Presbycusis: Introduction

Presbycusis: High frequency hearing loss associated with difficulty in speech differentiation. See detailed information below for a list of 14 causes of Presbycusis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Presbycusis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Presbycusis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Presbycusis

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Presbycusis: Symptom Checker

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Presbycusis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Presbycusis may include:

  • 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
  • Hearing aid
  • more treatments...»

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Presbycusis: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Presbycusis

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Presbycusis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Presbycusis

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly harmless. see more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. more »

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Presbycusis: Related Rare Diseases

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Presbycusis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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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)

Presbycusis (prez-bee-KU-sis) is the most common hearing problem in... (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)

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

Organs affected by Presbycusis:

The list of organs typically affected by Presbycusis may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Presbycusis

The list below shows some of the causes of Presbycusis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Presbycusis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Presbycusis. Of the 14 causes of Presbycusis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 14 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Presbycusis:

The following list of conditions have 'Presbycusis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Presbycusis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Presbycusis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Presbycusis?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Presbycusis, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Presbycusis:

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

    Classifications of Presbycusis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Presbycusis:

    Hearing symptoms (1100 causes), Deafness (1048 causes), Hearing loss (271 causes), Hearing impairment (1010 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Presbycusis:

    Hearing loss (271 causes), Hearing noises, Deafness (1048 causes), Arteriosclerosis (13 causes), Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Poor diet, Accumulated exposure to noise, Drug and environmental chemical exposure, Stress, Some antibiotics such as gentamycin, Outer ear abnormality, Heart disease (106 causes), Aging

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