author={George A. Gates and John H. Mills},
  journal={The Lancet},
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… 

Rehabilitation of Age-Related Hearing Loss Patients

Rec rehabilitation intervention should focus on optimizing availability of the range of rehabilitation interventions in accordance with active involvement from the hearing impaired elderly who should be taught of self-management skills.

The current state of age-related hearing loss in South Korea

Proper screening tests for ARHL should be developed and primary care physicians should screen and refer their elderly patients for assessment and reme-diation, and development of hearing aids with a low cost of distribution and an increase in the size of government subsidies to hearing aids are imperative.

Hearing Loss and Approaches to Hearing Loss in Elderly

The aim of this study is to evaluate the hearing loss with aging and to create an awareness about the importance of the collaboration between Audiology and Family Medicine and Primary Care regarding in the hearing Loss and related problems.

Hearing Disorders and Sensorineural Aging

The aim of this review is to underline the presence of hearing disorders like tinnitus and hyperacusis which in many cases coexist with hearing loss in elderly.

Speech Perception and Dichotic Listening Are Associated With Hearing Thresholds and Cognition, Respectively, in Unaided Presbycusis

Presbycusis or age-related hearing loss is a prevalent condition in the elderly population, which affects oral communication, especially in background noise, and has been associated with social

Protection and Prevention of Age-Related Hearing Loss.

The rapid progress of molecular biology experimental technology has provided a new opportunity to fully understand and reveal the presbycusis, and in the near future, early diagnosis of pres bycusis-related genes and early prevention or delay of the occurrence and development of presBycusis will become a reality.

Age-Related Hearing Loss.

Recent findings from research into ARHL from both human and animal studies are reviewed and future prospects for advances in the understanding of genetic susceptibility, pathology, and potential therapeutic approaches in ARHL are discussed.

Presbycusis: A Critical Issue in Our Community

The findings demonstrate that hearing loss in the elderly is a critical issue in the authors' community.

Pathophysiology of Age-Related Hearing Loss (Peripheral and Central)

This study reviews the literature on the age-related hearing loss and finds that metabolic presbycusis is the mainstay of pres bycusis types, and functional decline of the central auditory system, caused by aging, reduces speech-understanding in noisy background and increase temporal processing deficits in gap-detection measures.

Hearing impairments, presbycusis and the possible therapeutic interventions

Hearing loss can be congenital or acquired, syndromic; HL associated with other abnormalities or non-syndromic, HL is not associated with any other anomalies, and genetic of presbycusis is not well-known.



Hearing loss due to aging (presbycusis).

In a retrospective study, some strict criteria were set to distinguish the "pure" cases of presbycusis in a group of 1,181 subjects, 50 years of age and older, seen in the Audiology Clinic over one year; 91 subjects were found to meet these criteria.

Effects of presbycusis and other types of hearing loss on auditory brainstem responses.

The results of the study indicate that an age-related dysfunction of the auditory pathway in the brainstem can be present in presbycusis.

[Time resolution ability of the ear in presbycusis and sensorineural hearing disorders].

These investigations confirm that there are similar changes in time resolution processes which may influence speech discrimination in presbycusis to a high degree and no defined correlation between lack of time resolution ability and type or degree of hearing loss could be established.

Differentiation of types of presbycusis using the masking-level difference.

Masking-level differences in quiet at 500 Hz were used to demonstrate evidence of elevated noise levels within the auditory systems of subjects with assumed neural presbycusis, and suggest that elevated internal noise levels accompany neural presbyscus.

Age correction factor in noise-induced hearing loss: a quantitative model.

  • J. F. Corso
  • Medicine
    Audiology : official organ of the International Society of Audiology
  • 1980
A quantitative model for assessing the age component in occupational hearing loss is derived from empirical functions based on the concept of a variable ratio for partitioning the effects of presbyacusis and noise exposure.


A study among members of the Mabaan tribe in southeast Sudan revealed their superior hearing, and the bombardment of excessive noise in the authors' culture and the virtual absence of such in theirs could be one of the factors responsible for their superior Hearing.

Hyperlipoproteinemias in the etiology of inner ear disease

The statistically high incidence of HLP in the 300 patients reported in this paper, who had either or both cochlear and vestibular symptoms, adds further credence to the work, observations, and reports of Rosen, whose epidemiological studies show a high correlation of hearing loss with elevated cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease in those population groups whose dietary intake of saturated fats is high.

Age-related auditory loss and genetics: an electrocochleographic comparison of six inbred strains of mice.

  • K. Henry
  • Biology
    Journal of gerontology
  • 1982
A genetic baseline was established for age-related auditory loss in the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus). Auditory nerve isoelectric thresholds were obtained in young, middle aged, and elderly mice at

Intelligibility of time-altered speech in relation to chronological aging.

Changes in speech intelligibility associated with the aging process appear to be closely allied to changes in the temporal resolving power of the central auditory processing system.

Effect of life in industrialized societies on hearing in natives of easter island

The results suggest that there are no significant inherent racial differences nor significant inherent differences between males and females in the sensitivity of hearing.