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Dr. Harold Pillsbury
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Presbycusis (Overview)

Presbycusis = an age-related bilateral hearing loss.


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What are the major symptoms associated with presbycusis?

What are the major symptoms associated with presbycusis?

Symptoms: Usually presbycusis causes high tone hearing loss. Symptoms are decreased hearing, especially in crowds, ringing (tinnitus) or other sounds (i.e., buzzing, etc) in the ears. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Pillsbury
44 Doctors shared insights

Presbycusis (Overview)

Presbycusis = an age-related bilateral hearing loss.


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Who diagnoses presbycusis?

Who diagnoses presbycusis?

ENT: Presbycusis, or loss of hearing that occurs due to aging can be suspected by just about any physician, but an ear nose and throat doctor in my opinion is the best person to help. A good quality audiogram along with an ent's interpretation and recommendations are the way to go, at least in this doc's opinion. I wear a hearing aid so I'm kind of partial to a good ENT doc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for presbycusis?

What are the tests for presbycusis?

Presbycus test: The best test is an audiogram from a certified audiologist. ...Read more

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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbyacusis: Presbyacusis (like presbyopia) is a form of sensorineural deafness where it becomes increasingly difficult to understand speech. In other words speech discrimination is lost/diminished. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for presbycusis?

What is the treatment for presbycusis?

Presbycusis treat.: Treatment depends on amount of hearing loss. In some people hearing aids are very helpful. Also, avoidance of all loud noise is important. If possible, avoid Aspirin and other nsaids (ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) maprosen, etc) as these increase ringing (tinnitus). No medication can help this. ...Read more

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Who gets the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbycusis: Presbycusis is the normal hearing loss that comes along with age. Almost everyone if you live long enough will have some gradual deterioration of hearing. This is normal. ...Read more

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Who diagnoses presbycusis?

ENT: Presbycusis, or loss of hearing that occurs due to aging can be suspected by just about any physician, but an ear nose and throat doctor in my opinion is the best person to help. A good quality audiogram along with an ent's interpretation and recommendations are the way to go, at least in this doc's opinion. I wear a hearing aid so I'm kind of partial to a good ENT doc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for presbycusis?

Presbycus test: The best test is an audiogram from a certified audiologist. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms associated with presbycusis?

Symptoms: Usually presbycusis causes high tone hearing loss. Symptoms are decreased hearing, especially in crowds, ringing (tinnitus) or other sounds (i.e., buzzing, etc) in the ears. ...Read more

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Why do patients with presbycusis suffer from speech problems?

Why do patients with presbycusis suffer from speech problems?

Old age: Presbycusis is a loss of hearing that occurs as we age. It is assumed to be due to stiffening of the little bones in the ear and thickening of the fluid inside the ear. At the same time age may be affecting memory, mood, and clarity of speech. For some getting hearing aides may be of benefit. A thorough evaluation by the doctor would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for presbycusis?

Presbycusis treat.: Treatment depends on amount of hearing loss. In some people hearing aids are very helpful. Also, avoidance of all loud noise is important. If possible, avoid Aspirin and other nsaids (ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) maprosen, etc) as these increase ringing (tinnitus). No medication can help this. ...Read more

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Is presbycusis total deafness?

Presbycusis deaf?: Presbycusis is due to the normal ageing process. It is nomal to lose a little hearing as we age. It doesn't cause deafness. Deafness would require other problems like infection, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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Who gets the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbycusis: Presbycusis is the normal hearing loss that comes along with age. Almost everyone if you live long enough will have some gradual deterioration of hearing. This is normal. ...Read more

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Can a hearing aid work for presbycusis?

Can a hearing aid work for presbycusis?

See ENT person: The condition should be evaluated as soon as possible with an ENT specialist, to r/o the various causes of the condition, in the elderly. If there are no specific causes the ENT person would recommend a good audiologist, who in turn will figure out what type of hearing prostheseis would be helpful. Avoid loud noises! Face people when they are speaking to you1 good luck. ...Read more

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Is presbycusis full or partial deafness?

Neither: Presbycusis is age related hearing loss, just that. It refers to the cause of the loss rather than the degree. This kind of hearing loss affects high frequency hearing and affects most of us by age 75. ...Read more

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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbyacusis: Presbyacusis (like presbyopia) is a form of sensorineural deafness where it becomes increasingly difficult to understand speech. In other words speech discrimination is lost/diminished. ...Read more

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