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Pathology of Presbycusis

Dr Sampurna Roy MD




High-tone bilateral perception deafness gradually affects lower tones with advancing years.

It is often associated with atherosclerosis. 

It has been reported that individuals with downward-sloping audiometric patterns of presbycusis exhibit degeneration of the stria vascularis, spiral ganglion cells, inner hair cells, and outer hair cells that is associated with the severity of hearing loss.

Treatment is by hearing aid.


Further reading

Genetics of presbycusis and presbystasis.

Possible age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) and corresponding change in echolocation parameters in a stranded Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin.

Age-related hearing loss: gender differences.

Presbycusis: a human temporal bone study of individuals with downward sloping audiometric patterns of hearing loss and review of the literature.

Presbycusic neuritic degeneration within the osseous spiral lamina.

Histopathological observations of presbycusis.



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)







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