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A 25-year-old member asked:

What is the term that describes the hearing loss associated with aging?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Presbycusis: Presbycusis is the term used to describe age related hearing loss.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Presbyacusis: Age related bearing loss is called presbyacusis.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the term for hearing loss from age?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Armstrong
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Presbycusis: Age-related hearing loss is called presbycusis. Most adults over 60 have some hearing loss. The severity and progression of hearing loss depends primarily on lifetime noise exposure and genetic traits.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What can lead to, or is associated with Hearing loss?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The following cause or are associated with Hearing loss:: Acoustic neuroma, Aspirin overdose, Cholesteatoma, Diabetes insipidus, Down syndrome, Eustachian tube dysfunction, Hereditary lysosomal storage diseases, Labyrinthitis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, Long QT Syndrome, Menieres disease, Mumps, Myelofibrosis, Paget's disease of bone, Renal tubular acidosis, Skull fracture, Syphilis, Earwax blockage, Brain tumor, Brain cancer, Mental retardation, Decompression sickness, Treacher collins syndrome, Mastoiditis, Cauliflower ear, Brittle bone disease, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Otosclerosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can hearing loss change with age?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: Naturally one loses some hearing with the aging process.
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