Presbycusis

@article{Gates1989Presbycusis,
  title={Presbycusis},
  author={George A. Gates and John H. Mills},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1989},
  volume={366},
  pages={1111-1120}
}
The inevitable deterioration in hearing ability that occurs with age--presbycusis--is a multifactorial process that can vary in severity from mild to substantial. Left untreated, presbycusis of a moderate or greater degree affects communication and can contribute to isolation, depression, and, possibly, dementia. These psychological effects are largely reversible with rehabilitative treatment. Comprehensive rehabilitation is widely available but underused because, in part, of social attitudes… 

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