Presbycusis – Fancy Name for Hearing Loss

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It’s very common for our hearing to change as we get older.  Age-related hearing loss, called presbycusis, is a common condition we see at CNC Hearing and Balance Center at our clinics in uptown New Orleans and Marrero.

Presbycusis occurs gradually and as changes occur in the inner ear over time. However, hearing loss can also emanate from changes in the middle ear, or from complex changes along the nerve pathways from the ear to the brain. Age-related hearing loss most often occurs in both ears, affecting them equally. Because the loss is gradual, if you have age-related hearing loss you may not realize that you’ve lost some of your ability to hear.

There are many causes of age-related hearing loss and the medical staff led by Neurotologist Moises Arriaga at CNC Hearing and Balance is experienced at ruling out a more serious medical cause for your hearing loss than age.   Our audiologists are also adept at diagnosing your level of hearing loss and recommending a custom hearing aid to restore your hearing.  We offer all major hearing aid manufacturers such as Widex, Oticon, Resound and Phonak.

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, respond to warnings, and hear phones, doorbells, and smoke alarms. Hearing loss can also make it hard to enjoy talking with family and friends, leading to feelings of isolation.

Don’t be left out of the conversation. Call CNC Hearing and Balance Center for a free hearing screening at our clinics in uptown New Orleans or Marrero/westbank.  504-934-8321