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

noun Medicine/Medical.

impaired hearing due to old age.


Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of presbycusia

1885–90; < New Latin < Greek presby- (combining form of présbys old, old man) + (á)kous(is) hearing (akoú(ein) to hear + -sis -sis) + -ia -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020