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Presbycusis is a condition in which people experience hearing loss as they age. It most commonly occurs in people older than 65. People with diabetes and high blood pressure are more prone to develop this condition. Hearing aids and cochlear implants are used in the management of presbycusis.

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I am concerned about my friend who was previously deaf in her left ear, not able to hear through right ear as she was drinking. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My friend was previously deaf in her left ear, and at present, she is having difficulty with her right ear also. She was drinking and earlier today before taking a nap, she was only deaf in the left one. Does drinking cause this condition? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Puneet Maheshwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Alcohol affects every organ in the body. It is known as a central nervous system depressant, and it is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. Metabolism occurs in the liver. However, the liver can o...  Read Full »

Can scarring of tympanum have any influence on hearing?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a diagnosis of scarring of tympanum before 30 years. Recently, I was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss and tinnitus. Could the residuals of this scarring have any influence on my hearing now?  Read Full »

Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Scarring of the tympanic membrane (myringosclerosis) rarely causes symptoms. Tympanosclerosis can extend to the middle ear and produce hearing loss. With your clinical history, it suggests presbycusis (an age-related degenerative disorder of inner ear). You need to visit...  Read Full »

How to enhance my 68-year-old mother's hearing problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My 68 year old mother has a hearing problem. I understand it is due to her age but is there any device which can enhance the hearing in her case?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are various causes for hearing problems. Among them, the most common one is an age-related hearing loss known as presbycusis. If hearing loss is significant and confirmed by an audiological examination such as pure tone audiogram, she can use hearing aids. Hearin...  Read Full »

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