What are the Causes of Presbycusis?

Presbycusis most commonly occurs because of age-related changes.

Other changes include -

  • Changes in the inner or middle ear or from complex changes along the nerve pathways leading to the brain.
  • Changes in the blood supply to the ear because of heart disease, high blood pressure, vascular (pertaining to blood vessels) conditions caused by diabetes, or other circulatory problems.
  • Side effects of some tablets or injections.
  • Certain diseases like auto-immune diseases.
  • Heredity - Age-related hearing loss tends to occur in families.

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