presbycusia

[ prez-bi-kyoo-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, pres- ]
/ ˌprɛz bɪˈkyu ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌprɛs- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

hearing loss due to old age.

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Origin of presbycusia

First recorded in 1885–90; from New Latin, from Greek presby- (combining form of présbys “old, old man”) + (á)kous(is) “hearing” (akoú(ein) “to hear” + -sis -sis) + -ia -ia
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