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What levels of hearing loss are associated with presbycusis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is associated with all levels of hearing loss, from mild to complete deafness. In fact, presbycusis is usually present for many years before any symptoms of hearing loss are obvious. The condition initially affects the ability to hear high frequencies. It will continue to progress as the person ages and may affect the ability to hear all types of sound over time.

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