Experiencing presbycusis could make it hard for an individual to withstand excessive sounds or to hear what others are saying. It is important to remember to always protect your ears when around loud noises. As the nerve endings decrease, so does the ability to hear.
In most cases of serenity prime low frequency hearing degradation, the sufferer might not even recognize they have lost the ability to hear lower sounds as many of the same sounds are still supported in the mid to high frequency ranges, thereby still allowing the individual to comprehend the sound. The severity of the loss, as well as its permanence, is dependent upon the location, severity, and cause of the injury. Some people are born with a genetic mutation of the hair cells which limit low frequency hearing.