Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is a common condition affecting most adults as they age. As the most common type of hearing loss, it can be caused by various conditions, with the natural ageing process accounting for around 90% of cases. While changes in hearing are expected as we age, it's essential to seek help and support if you're concerned about your hearing. At Auricle, we offer a range of services to diagnose and treat hearing loss, and we're here to help you maintain your quality of life.
If you or someone close to you is experiencing presbycusis, there are several symptoms to look out for. Gradual deterioration in hearing across both ears in high-pitched sounds, uncomfortable conversations in noisy environments, low sound on the telephone or television, distorted sounds and misinterpreted words are all common signs of presbycusis. Other contributing factors to hearing loss include traumatic exposure to loud noise, head injuries, viral infections of the inner ear, and specific drug treatments.
If left untreated, presbycusis can seriously affect a person's quality of life. It can complicate daily tasks, lead to social isolation, and even put individuals at risk. Additionally, those with presbycusis may experience more trouble distinguishing reverberant sounds and complain more frequently of tinnitus.
The good news is that treatments are available to help manage and improve hearing loss. At Auricle, we recommend considering hearing aids to help adapt more quickly, improve listening comfort, slow the progression of hearing loss and maintain cognitive functions of the brain. In addition, we offer hearing tests and a range of advanced hearing aids to help you improve your standard of living.
Don't let presbycusis hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Contact Auricle today to learn more about our hearing loss services and how we can help improve your hearing health.