[Hearing loss of aging].
ABSTRACT The gradual hearing loss is seen in every people as they get older. In this symposium, anatomy and physiology of the ear were talked at first. Next, diseases which cause hearing disturbance were explained. Especially, we focused on the age-related hearing loss. It was emphasized that we should speak to elderly people very slowly and clearly so that they could understand us well. At last, the usefulness and progress of hearing aids were introduced. It is very important to tune their hearing aids to the individual. We hope that this symposium would help the attendance to enjoy every day of their lives.