What is it?

Presbycusis, also called age-related hearing loss, is hearing impairment that gradually occurs as we grow older.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of presbycusis are the following:

  • Tinnitus.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Difficulty understanding other people’s words which can be mumbled or slurred.
  • Difficulty distinguishing high-pitched sounds.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with presbycusis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • Patients with prebycusis undergo hearing tests. Is this the case with you? Do you need to be referred to an ENT specialist?
  • There are various ways to manage hearing loss in patients with presbycusis. What is recommended for you?
  • Patients with presbycusis require routine follow-up care with an otolaryngologist and audiologist to monitor hearing thresholds. How often is this follow-up care?

In addition to the management given by your doctor you can try the following things:

  • Avoid loud sounds.

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