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Ototoxicity Archives - Hearing Services of Kentucky

Could Ototoxic Drugs Be Affecting Your Hearing Without Your Knowledge?

What Is Ototoxicity? The definition of ototoxicity, in its simplest form, is ear poisoning (“oto” references the ear and toxicity references “poisoning”). Chemicals, drugs, and other agents that are known to cause hearing loss, balance disorders, or tinnitus are referred to as ototoxic. Damage to the auditory system can occur when the vestibulo-cochlear nerve, which […]

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