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presbycusis

[‚prez·bə′kyü·səs]
(medicine)
A condition of diminished auditory acuity associated with old age.
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Ototoxicity, chronic suppurative Otitis media (CSOM), presbyacusis, impacted ear wax, rhinosinusitis, febrile illness and ear trauma were the common causes of hearing loss in Benin City in decreasing order of frequency.
Particularly for women, when volume is increased, so is pitch, pushing the voice into that high frequency range that is missing in presbyacusis.
Effects of furosemide applied chronically to the round window: A model of metabolic presbyacusis.
Presbyacusis, or age-related late-onset HL, is believed to have a multifactorial etiology, with the most important contributory factor being heredity (Ahituv & Avraham, 2000).
Presbyacusis results not only from loss of internal ear hair cells but also from degeneration in the central auditory pathways and auditory cortex(2)(3)(4).
After presbyacusis noise induced hearing loss is the second most common cause of sensory neural hearing loss.
Common causes of sensorineural hearing loss include presbyacusis, chronic suppurative otitis media, Meniere's disease, ototoxic medications and noise exposure.