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Presbyacusis is a manifestation of aging of the inner ear. It is the most common hearing impairment in the population.

Etiopathogenesis[edit | edit source]

The essence is the physiological aging of the auditory system as a whole. The aging process is highly individual and also depends on external factors (exposure to noise , toxins and other factors during life).

Symptoms and diagnosis[edit | edit source]

  • hypacusia – a symmetrical perceptual disorder in the area of ​​higher tones (basocochlear), with time it also spreads to lower frequencies, and the 1–3 kHz area is significantly affected (speech);
  • tinnitus – may or may not be present, it is not a constant symptom;
  • there is a decrease in the ability of auditory analysis , it becomes difficult to compose sound images from binaural listening (mainly speech understanding);
  • the result on the verbal audiogram is often worse than on the tone → damage to the higher levels of the auditory pathway.

Therapy[edit | edit source]

There is no causal therapy . For symptomatic treatment, we use hearing aid rehabilitation.

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References[edit | edit source]

  • KLOZAR, Jan. Speciální otorinolaryngologie. 1. edition. Galén, 2005. 224 pp. ISBN 80-7262-346-X.