Presbycusis and presbystasis represent relevant problems of aging, caused by the increase in life expectancy in developed\ud countries. As such, it is advantageous to better understand the physiopathological mechanisms of these age-related inner\ud ear diseases. The hypothesis that presbycusis and presbystasis have a genetic background was proposed some years ago.\ud Several studies (in humans and animals) are available in the literature, and possible genes involved in the physiopathology\ud of both diseases have been identified. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the information available in the\ud current medical literature on presbycusis and presbystasis
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