presbycusis

noun

pres·​by·​cu·​sis ˌprez-bi-ˈkyü-səs, ˌpres- How to pronounce presbycusis (audio)
plural presbycuses -ˌsēz How to pronounce presbycusis (audio)
: a lessening of hearing acuteness resulting from degenerative changes in the ear that occur especially in old age

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“Presbycusis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/presbycusis. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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