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, presbyacusia (prez'bē-ă-kū'sis, -kū'sē-ă),
Loss of hearing associated with aging; manifest as reduced ability to perceive or discriminate sounds; the pattern and age of onset vary. See: phonemic regression.
[presby- + G. akousis, hearing]


A usually gradual, frequently bilateral sensorineural or conductive hearing loss often related to the middle ear that gradually occurs in most people as they age; usually more pronounced for high-pitched sounds; the pattern and age of onset may vary.
Synonym(s): presbyacusis, presbyacusia.
[G. presbys, old man, + akousis, hearing]
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The type of hearing impairment noted, is similar to that of presbyacusis, but those affected show a greater decrease in hearing than one would except at that age.
There was no incidence of significant asymmetrical hearing loss in either the EH or MAV group; all audiograms revealed either normal sensitivity or bilateral sensorineural hearing loss consistent with presbyacusis.