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How is presbycusis diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Presbycusis can be diagnosed by a doctor using one or more simple tests of your hearing. These tests can involve the use of tuning forks or headphones that emit sounds at different frequencies and volumes. Your doctor may also examine the ear canal to determine whether an obstruction, from wax buildup for example, is contributing to the problem.

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