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Hearing Loss in Elderly

Hearing loss can occur to anyone, from a young child to an elderly adult. However, it’s more common for older adults to experience hearing loss, mainly due to old age and other contributing factors.

Hearing loss due to old age can be gradual and this is why some older adults are unaware that they may be experiencing hearing loss. If this is what you’re going through or are seeing happen to an elderly loved one, we are here to help.

Hearing Loss in Elderly

Hearing loss can occur to anyone, from a young child to an elderly adult. However, it’s more common for older adults to experience hearing loss, mainly due to old age and other contributing factors.

Hearing loss due to old age can be gradual and this is why some older adults are unaware that they may be experiencing hearing loss. If this is what you’re going through or are seeing happen to an elderly loved one, we are here to help.

Causes Hearing Loss Elderly Singapore

What is Hearing Loss in the Elderly?

Hearing loss in the elderly, also known as presbycusis, is a common condition affecting older individuals due to natural ageing processes. The gradual loss of hearing occurs over time and affects their ability to hear high-pitched sounds.
There are several causes of hearing loss in the elderly:

The ageing process itself is a significant factor in hearing loss. As we age, the tiny hair cells in the inner ear responsible for detecting sound can become damaged or die off, leading to a reduced ability to hear.

Repeated exposure to loud noises over your lifetime can contribute to hearing impairment in old age. This includes exposure to loud music, noisy work environments, or recreational activities such as attending loud concerts.

Certain genetic factors can make individuals more susceptible to hearing loss as they age. If there is a family history of hearing loss, there may also be a higher likelihood of experiencing it.

Certain conditions can contribute to loss of hearing in old age. These may include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and ototoxic medications (drugs that can damage the inner ear)

Excessive build-up of earwax can lead to hearing loss by blocking the ear canal and preventing sound from reaching the inner ear.

 

What is Hearing Loss in the Elderly?

The symptoms of hearing loss in the elderly can vary from person to person, but here are some common signs to look out for:

Needing to turn up the volume on electronic devices

Difficulty understanding speech in conversations

Frequent misinterpretation or misunderstanding

Difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds

Speeches sound muffled or slurred

Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)

The symptoms of hearing loss in the elderly can vary from person to person, but here are some common signs to look out for:

Treatment Hearing Loss Elderly Singapore
Treatment for Hearing Loss in the Elderly
The treatment forhearing loss in the elderly can vary depending on the type and severity of the hearing loss. Here are several treatment options that we offer:

Hearing Aids & Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing aids are electronic devices that amplify sound and help improve your ability to hear and understand speech. They come in various styles and sizes and can be customised to fit your needs.

Aural Rehabilitation & Communication Strategies

Your hearing aids will work best with appropriateaural rehabilitation to compensate for your hearing loss. We will also set goals based on your unique challenges while empowering you with effective communication strategies.

Treatment of Underlying Medical Conditions

If your hearing impairment is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as ear infections, ototoxic medication use, or impacted earwax, treating or managing the condition may help improve your hearing.

Counselling & Support

Loss of hearing in old age can have emotional and social implications, and counselling or support groups can provide guidance, education, and emotional support for elderly individuals and their families.

You must consult a hearing care professional to determine the most appropriate treatment options based on your circumstances. They can assess the severity of your hearing loss, conduct a comprehensive diagnosis, and recommend the best course of action to improve your hearing and overall quality of life.

 

Looking for effective hearing loss treatment? Schedule a hearing assessment with our hearing care professionals atThe Hearing Room today for improved hearing and a better quality of life. Book an appointment today!

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