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Hearing Loss And Older Adults



Age-related hearing loss, also referred to as Presbycusis, is a hearing loss that is cause by degeneration of the hearing organ over time. This degeneration can be caused by noise, toxic drugs, and diseases or medical conditions over the lifespan. It is common that this hearing loss gradually occurs in most adults as they grow older just through wear and tear. Research in 2017 showed that almost 1 in 2 adults over the age of 65 experience hearing loss to some degree. Also, presbycusis is one of the four leading chronic health conditions experienced by the senior population.

This hearing loss typically affects both ears equally and it progresses from the high pitches of sound to low pitches of sound with ageing. Presbycusis most commonly…

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