presbycousis


presbycousis
presbycousis (n.) "loss of hearing acuteness due to age," 1890, Modern Latin, from Gk. presbys "old man" (see PRESBYTERIAN (Cf. Presbyterian)) + akousis "hearing," from akouein "to hear" (see ACOUSTIC (Cf. acoustic)).

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  • presbycousis —   n. hardness of hearing in old age.    ♦ presbyophrenia, n. loss of memory in old age.    ♦ presbyopia, presbytia, n. long sightedness in old age …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • presbycousis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • presbycusis — [prez΄biko͞o′sis, pres΄biko͞o′sisprez΄bi kyo͞o′sis, pres΄bi kyo͞o′sis] n. 〚< Gr presbys, old + ( a) kousis, hearing < akouein, to hear: see ACOUSTIC〛 the gradual loss of acute hearing with advancing age: also presbycousis [prez΄biko͞o′sis,… …   Universalium

  • presbycusis — [prez΄biko͞o′sis, pres΄biko͞o′sisprez΄bi kyo͞o′sis, pres΄bi kyo͞o′sis] n. [< Gr presbys, old + ( a) kousis, hearing < akouein, to hear: see ACOUSTIC] the gradual loss of acute hearing with advancing age: also presbycousis [prez΄biko͞o′sis,… …   English World dictionary


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