Opticians and audiologists tend to see the same people. Many factors that are associated with poorer vision, whether hereditary, pre-natal, or post-natal, are also associated with poorer hearing. The most common factor is simply old age. According to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), more than half of all people aged over 60 have some degree of hearing loss and are gradually losing their hearing as part of the ageing process – a process known as presbycusis.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jan 2009|