About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Presbycusis - Glossary

Font : A-A+

Glossary

Audiologist - Health care professional who is trained to evaluate hearing loss and related disorders, including balance (vestibular) disorders and tinnitus, and to rehabilitate individuals with hearing loss and related disorders.

Auditory Nerve - Eighth cranial nerve that connects the inner ear to the brainstem and is responsible for hearing and balance.

Auditory Perception - Ability to identify, interpret, and attach meaning to sound.
Advertisement

Auditory Prosthesis - Device that substitutes or enhances the ability to hear.

Augmentative Devices - Tools that help individuals with limited or absent speech to communicate, such as communication boards, pictographs.

Cochlea - Snail - shaped structure in the inner ear that contains the organ of hearing.

Cochlear Implant - Medical device that bypasses damaged structures in the inner ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve, allowing some deaf individuals to learn to hear and interpret sounds and speech.

Ear Wax - Yellow secretion from glands in the outer ear (cerumen) that keeps the skin of the ear dry and protected from infection.

Hearing - Series of events in which sound waves in the air are converted to electrical signals, which are sent as nerve impulses to the brain, where they are interpreted.

Hearing Aid - Electronic device that brings amplified sound to the ear. A hearing aid usually consists of a microphone, amplifier, and receiver.

Hearing Disorder - Disruption in the normal hearing process that may occur in outer, middle, or inner ear, whereby sound waves are not converted to electrical signals and nerve impulses are not transmitted to the brain to be interpreted.

Inner Ear - Part of the ear that contains both the organ of hearing (the cochlea) and the organ of balance (the labyrinth).

Labyrinth - Organ of balance locted in the inner ear. The labyrinth consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. (2014, September 25). Presbycusis - Glossary. Medindia. Retrieved on May 25, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/presbycusis-glossary.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. "Presbycusis - Glossary". Medindia. May 25, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/presbycusis-glossary.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. "Presbycusis - Glossary". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/presbycusis-glossary.htm. (accessed May 25, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Trupti Shirole. 2021. Presbycusis - Glossary. Medindia, viewed May 25, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/presbycusis-glossary.htm.


Do you wish to consult an Audiologist for your problem? Ask your question

Dr. Wajid Kanue
Dr. Wajid Kanue
BASLP
5 years experience
Hearing.Care [ A Complete Speech and Hearing Centre] , Janglatmandi
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Mr. Ishfaq Ahmad Dar
Mr. Ishfaq Ahmad Dar
BASLP
7 years experience
Ear Health and habilitation centre, Anantnag
+ 1 more
Teleconsult Now View Profile
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    What's New on Medindia
    Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
    Seasonal Allergy Medications
    How to Choose the Best Eczema-Friendly Moisturizer for Children?
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Noscaphene (Noscapine) Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Blood Donation - Recipients Drug - Food Interactions Find a Hospital How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Iron Intake Calculator Diaphragmatic Hernia

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
    open close
    ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE