Age Related Hearing Loss

Vestibular Neuronitis

Age Related Hearing Loss

Also known as age related hearing loss, Presbycusis is a condition in which a gradual loss of hearing occurs, typically in those above the age of 65. Age related hearing loss can be caused by various reasons including:
  • Damage or hindrance to the inner ear, middle ear or nerves leading to the brain
  • Excessive and continuous exposure to loud noises
  • Loss of sensory receptors in the ears
  • Genetics and heredity
  • Age
  • Underlying heath conditions such as diabetes or heart diseases
  • Certain medication and its side effects that directly/indirectly affect hearing
Age related hearing loss is often characterized by the following symptoms, including:
  • Muffled hearing
  • Difficulty in understanding conversations, especially with background noise
  • Men’s voices being clearer than women’s
  • Certain sounds being loud and irritating
  • Ringing in the ears


Treatment options for age related hearing loss can include the following
  • Hearing aids
  • Assistive devices (telephone amplifiers or devices that convert speech to text, captioning tech)
  • Speech-reading training
  • Cochlear implants
  • Bone conducting hearing implants

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