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Should I talk to my doctor about my presbycusis symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you are having difficulty understanding what people are saying when they speak to you, then you should talk to your doctor about the condition. With presbycusis, difficulty hearing spoken words usually occurs when background noise is present or when the speaker has a high-pitched voice, such as women and children. You should also let your doctor know about any family history of hearing loss, since the condition tends to run in families.

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