Hearing loss and Ototoxicity

Hearing loss and Ototoxicity

Hearing loss and Ototoxicity (‘Oto’ = Ear, ‘Toxicity’ = Poisoning) Some medications have the potential to cause damage to structures in the inner parts of the ears resulting in temporary or permanent hearing loss. These are known as ototoxic medications and may...
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

I have suddenly lost hearing in one ear! Losing your hearing very quickly, typically only in one ear, is a serious medical condition and requires prompt medical attention. Early treatment can save your hearing. Call your doctor right away! You may be experiencing...
Is smoking bad for my hearing?

Is smoking bad for my hearing?

Yes, recent research has suggested that smokers are more susceptible to hearing loss than non-smokers. The prevalence of the hearing loss in smokers is directly proportional to the years of smoking and history of noise exposure. Smoking affects your hearing health in...
Hearing Loss in Men vs. Women

Hearing Loss in Men vs. Women

According to a study conducted by John Hopkins University in the USA, men are five and a half times more likely than women to develop hearing loss as they age, starting as young as 20. Out of the 28 million Americans with hearing loss, over 60% of them are men....

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