This is the most common form of hearing loss and occurs when the tiny hair cells in the inner ear are damaged or when the hearing pathways to the inner ear become damaged.
Sensorineural hearing loss can be caused by a wide range of conditions but most commonly by the natural ageing process which accounts for around 90% of this type of hearing loss. It affects 1 in 7 over the age of 65. Changes in your hearing as you get older are normal, if you’re concerned about your hearing, help and support from your local Amplifon clinic is never too far away. We offer a variety of different hearing aid solutions that can help make hearing the things around just a bit clearer.
Hearing loss in elderly people occur at around the age of 70 and is a very common thing. Inevitable age related hearing loss might be a daunting thing to think of, but today sensorineural hearing loss treatment options are easily accessible. But, if untreated, hearing impairment due to old age may result to cognitive decline. This means that because you can’t hear clearly, your brain is made to work even harder just to make sense of what you’re hearing, harming the brain.
Some of the causes are:
There are various causes that the onset of hearing loss in elderly is attributed to. Half of the reasons are internal, or biological and the other half being external.
Internal causes for age related hearing loss include:
External factors that attribute to loss of hearing in old age are as follows:
There is no known way to prevent experiencing hearing loss in old age. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to mitigate its severity such as: