Otologic manifestations of aging

R. G. Anderson, W. L. Meyerhoff

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The external auditory canal, middle ear, and inner ear undergo changes due to aging. The alterations due solely to aging, which are most significant to the patient, are found in the auditory and vestibular portions of the inner ear. Hearing loss, for both speech discrimination and pure tones, and vestibular dysfunction resulting in a decreased ability to maintain equilibrium are problems affecting a large segment of society. Careful evaluation, treatment, and counseling of these elderly individuals are imperative if they are to receive the full benefits potentially available to them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-370
Number of pages18
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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