presbycusis
inability of the ears, due to aging, to focus on high-pitched sounds
Syn: presbyacusis

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  • presbycusis — [prez΄biko͞o′sis, pres΄biko͞o′sisprez΄bi kyo͞o′sis, pres΄bi kyo͞o′sis] n. 〚< Gr presbys, old + ( a) kousis, hearing < akouein, to hear: see ACOUSTIC〛 the gradual loss of acute hearing with advancing age: also presbycousis [prez΄biko͞o′sis,… …   Universalium

  • presbycusis — [prez΄biko͞o′sis, pres΄biko͞o′sisprez΄bi kyo͞o′sis, pres΄bi kyo͞o′sis] n. [< Gr presbys, old + ( a) kousis, hearing < akouein, to hear: see ACOUSTIC] the gradual loss of acute hearing with advancing age: also presbycousis [prez΄biko͞o′sis,… …   English World dictionary

  • Presbycusis — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD10|H|91|1|h|90 ICD9 = ICDO = Caption = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001045 eMedicineSubj = ent eMedicineTopic = 224 DiseasesDB = 11950 MeshID = D011304 Presbycusis, or age related hearing loss, is the… …   Wikipedia

  • presbycusis — SYN: presbyacusis. * * * pres·by·cu·sis .prez bi kyü səs, .pres n, pl cu·ses .sēz a lessening of hearing acuteness resulting from degenerative changes in the ear that occur esp. in old age * * * pres·by·cu·sis (pres″bĭ kuґsis) [presby… …   Medical dictionary

  • presbycusis — n. hearing loss, hearing impairment (due to old age) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • presbycusis — pres·by·cu·sis …   English syllables

  • presbycusis — The loss of hearing due to old age …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • presbycusis — /prezbaɪˈkjusəs/ (say prezbuy kyoohsuhs) noun a progressive hearing loss in both ears, associated with ageing. {presby(opia) + Greek akousis hearing} …   Australian English dictionary

  • presbycusis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Health effects from noise — Roadway noise is a major source of exposure, particularly from tires Noise health effects are the health consequences of elevated sound levels. Elevated workplace or other noise can cause hearing impairment, hypertension, ischemic heart disease,… …   Wikipedia

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