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Modern-day living contributes immensely to hearing impairment, said doctors on the eve of International Week of the Deaf. One would expect hearing loss to set in after 45 years of age, but nowadays we get people in their early thirties with hearing loss,” said Dr Neelam Sathe from the ENT department of civic-run KEM Hospital, Parel.
Presbycusis is hearing loss that occurs with aging. World medical literature says about 30-35% of adults aged 65-75 years have hearing loss. “Of late, people are coming with presbycusis in their fifties. While no one reason can be attributed for this, it could be due to better awareness and/or worsening noise pollution”.