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The Hearing Loss Presbycusis?


What physiological mechanisms might lead to this hearing loss?
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http://deafness.about.com/cs/earbasics/a/presbycusis.htm

It's all there:)  (+ info)

Who diagnosis presbycusis?


Audiology, age - related hearing loss, is it a MD (doctor) who diagnosis or an audiologist. Respond ASAP.
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An audiologist is a doctor. Either you primary care physician or an audiologist can make this diagnosis...it depends on where you have your hearing screening.  (+ info)

What are some other names for hearing loss? What are other types of hearing loss and what are the causes? How?


What are some other names for hearing loss? What are other types of hearing loss and what are the causes? How would you define tinnitus? What is presbycusis
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There are two main types of hearing loss:

Sensorineural and Conductive. Sensorineural is basically when the nerves in the ear are damaged. Conductive is where there is a problem with transmitting sound waves to the ear. Many people who have some extent of hearing loss are sensorineural, but there are a few cases with conductive too. Please note that it is possible to have sensorineural and conductive mixed.

Causes are not known, but it is probably down to genetics. For other cases of hearing loss (i.e. where it is not congenital) it is either due to medicine, infection, injury, or medical condition(s).

Tinnitus is a ringing sensation in the ear which you can only hear. Presbycusis is aged related hearing loss.  (+ info)

is Presbycusis full deafness?


No, just an age-related decrease in hearing. For the same reason, presbyopia is not total blindness.  (+ info)


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