- age-related hearing loss
- deafness due to old age
- Gradual bilateral hearing loss associated with aging that is due to progressive degeneration of cochlear structures and central auditory pathways. Hearing loss usually begins with the high frequencies then progresses to sounds of middle and low frequencies.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Progressive bilateral loss of hearing that occurs in the aged.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.