Medical Dictionary: Deafness, age-related


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Deafness, age-related: Another name for Presbycusis.
Deafness, age-related (condition): Presbycusis is the proper name for common gradual age-related hearing loss.

Deafness, age-related: 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. 1

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1. excerpt from Hearing and Older People - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

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