Age-Related Hearing Loss, A Non-Reversible Condition

Hearing is one of the precious of all the five senses, because, we lose contact with the world around us if we lose the ability to hear. Hearing empowers and helps us to lead our lives without limitations. Hearing sounds and noises around us enables us to communicate well, socialize and do our work correctly. Our brain warns us for potential dangers around us with hearing ability. Able to hear a restless baby, a smoke alarm, a telephone ringing and some other important signals indicate that our hearing is proper. But, as we age, our ability to hear gradually decreases, and this is seen in one in every three people of 65 to 75 years old. Even though the age-related hearing loss is not a dangerous condition for life, there is no cure for it.

How to Treat Age-Related Hearing Loss
Losing ability to hear as we age is a common condition in 65 to 75 years old. The condition is not a sudden onset, it affects the quality of life of elders. Losing the ability to hear high-pitched noises and softer sounds is one of the main signs of age-related hearing loss. It is difficult to realize this condition in a person, as both ears are affected same time. It is fine to live without hearing footsteps, or bird’s singing, but it is dangerous, not able to hear warning signs at home or outside world. The age-related hearing loss will creep up slowly but affects your ability to live a richer life. In early stages, an elderly person with hearing loss has difficulty in understanding words. They will be able to hear sounds and noises but are unable to make out the words, particularly, when they are at places where the background noises are high. They start speaking loud than their usual tone. Unfortunately, they will not be aware of it unless a hearing test is made part of a regular medical examination. One of the common symptoms of age-related hearing loss is ringing sensation in the ear
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