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A healthy elderly person is most likely to show decreased auditory acuity for which of the following tones?
Correct Answer: A. High-frequency tones only
Presbycusis, or age-related sensorineural hearing loss, affects a majority of the elderly. Hearing loss is usually symmetrical, and is most prominent in high-frequency tones. Diminished perception of any of the other tones in the list suggests a pathological condition and warrants further work-up.
1. QuestionCategory: Physiology
A healthy elderly person is most likely to show decreased auditory acuity for which of the following tones?Correct