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Significant hearing loss is probably not part of normal aging

@inproceedings{FinkSignificantHL,
  title={Significant hearing loss is probably not part of normal aging},
  author={Daniel Fink}
}
Significant (25-40 decibel (dB)) hearing loss is probably not part of normal aging but rather represents sociocusis or pathological aging due to cumulative noise exposure. Seven lines of evidence support this conclusion: 1) preservation of auditory sensitivity throughout life in primitive populations; 2) correlations between occupational noise exposure and hearing loss; 3) better hearing in women than in men, presumably from less noise exposure; 4) significant variations in the prevalence of… Expand

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