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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: prez'be-a-ku'sis, -ku'se-a

Definition: Loss of hearing associated with aging; manifest as reduced ability to perceive or discriminate sounds; the pattern and age of onset vary.

See: phonemic regression

Synonym(s): presbyacousia, presbycusis

[presby- + G. akousis, hearing]

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