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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1982|
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