Age-Related Illnesses: Presbycusis - hearing loss

Presbycusis is a physiological hearing loss associated with aging. Hearing loss develops gradually over time and becomes more apparent from the age of 60. This varies between individuals as there are stressors that can potentially speed the rate of hearing deterioration.  The common signs and symptoms associated with presbycusis include tinnitus, inability to decode high-pitched sounds, mumbled speech, troubled conversations especially with background noises, need to ask someone to speak loudly or turn up the volume of the radio or television and withdrawing from conversations, among others.

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