presbycusis


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presbycusis

[‚prez·bə′kyü·səs]
(medicine)
A condition of diminished auditory acuity associated with old age.
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This shortcoming is driven by poor understanding of the mechanisms underlying central presbycusis, limited research into outcomes of rehabilitation strategies, and a lack of economic incentives for additional services and research.
Presbycusis is characterized by changes in the ear and/or hearing system due to age.
Given that the communication process in the elderlies with presbycusis is hampered not only by the reduction in hearing sensitivity, but also by the decrease in speech intelligibility [4], the assessment of speech recognition linked to cognitive evaluation may be a source of important information about the functional performance of the elders and their communication.
In addition, from the pathophysiological point of view, different from the vascular findings[sup][23] in the cochlea in patients with presbycusis, the cause of Meniere's disease is recognized as the hydrolabyrinth with evidence.
This situation was well described in a New York Times article, which stated: "While hearing loss can have a variety of causes, including infection and some medications, presbycusis is the term for the gradual decline in ear function that occurs as people age.
Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is the most common cause of acquired hearing loss, with noise, otitis and cerumen impaction representing other common causes.
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) or presbycusis in the most common sensory deficit in the elderly and is a great social and health challenge.
Hearing loss is caused due to chronic ear infections, meningitis, measles, mumps, and presbycusis (age-related hearing loss).
Presbycusis or age-related hearing loss is often underdiagnosed and undertreated, even though the elderly are considered a high-risk group.
However, no concrete conclusions have been reached about the association between vitamin intake and presbycusis in humans.
The mean age was relatively young since the respondents were selected among those aged between 18 to 50 years in order to avoid the probability of presbycusis among respondents.
Presbycusis ( age- related hearing loss) is the cumulative effect of ageing on hearing.