2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-72992007000100021 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Aim: to review the literature on aging-related hearing loss and its current impacts. Literature review: In studies carried out in Brazil, presbycusis has been blamed for being the most frequent cause of hearing loss in the elderly, causing verbal communication impairment. International studies also show the high prevalence of hearing loss in the elderly. Discussion: According to recent investigations, as the number of elderly people increase, the prevalence of presbycusis interfering in the life quality of thi… Show more

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