Definitions for "PRESBYCUSIS"
Age-related sensorineural hearing loss.
Gradual loss of hearing, which accelerates after age 55, especially with regard to sounds at the upper frequencies. (473)
sensorineural hearing loss that is associated with aging. Presbycusis is a gradual ongoing loss of hearing linked to changes in the inner ear. People with presbycusis often have difficulty understanding speech, especially in noisy situations, and may be intolerant of loud sounds. Presbycusis usually affects both ears.