A disease of old age
The commonest cause of bilateral progressive sensory neural deafness
High-frequency hearing loss
Associated with tinnitus sometimes
The speech of others seems mumbled or slurred.
High-pitched sounds such as “s” and “th” are difficult to hear and tell apart.
Conversations are difficult to understand, especially when there is background noise.
A man’s voice is easier to hear than the higher pitches of a woman’s voice.
Certain sounds seem annoying or overly loud
Refer to ENT for hearing aid