Hearing loss is a common problem caused by noise, aging, disease, and heredity. People with hearing loss may find it hard to have conversations with friends and family. Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss , and nearly half of those older than 75 has difficulty hearing. But, some people may not want to admit they have trouble hearing. Hearing problems that are ignored or untreated can get worse.
Effects of Aging and Adult-Onset Hearing Loss on Cortical Auditory Regions
4 Key Things to Know About Hearing Loss in Aging
Hearing loss is a common feature in human aging. It has been argued that dysfunctions in central processing are important contributing factors to hearing loss during older age. Aging also has well documented consequences for neural structure and function, but it is not clear how these effects interact with those that arise as a consequence of hearing loss. This paper reviews the effects of aging and adult-onset hearing loss in the structure and function of cortical auditory regions. The evidence reviewed suggests that aging and hearing loss result in atrophy of cortical auditory regions and stronger engagement of networks involved in the detection of salient events, adaptive control and re-allocation of attention.
Hearing Loss in Older Adults
A more recent article on hearing loss in adults is available. Abstract Etiology and Pathophysiology Screening Assessment Management Prevention References Article Sections Abstract Etiology and Pathophysiology Screening Assessment Management Prevention References Hearing loss affects approximately one-third of adults 61 to 70 years of age and more than 80 percent of those older than 85 years. Men usually experience greater hearing loss and have earlier onset compared with women.
Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Approximately one-third of people between the ages of 65 and 74 and half of people over age 75 have some type of hearing impairment or loss. Continue Reading. Reactive Depression People with hearing loss showed a higher prevalence of psychological distress