Cancer Treatment & Hearing Health

Could Cancer Treatment Affect Hearing Health?

Cancer itself is such an insidious disease and the treatment for cancer can take a severe toll on the body. One of the most underreported, yet prevalent side effects of cancer treatment, is hearing loss. Three widely utilized cancer agents are cisplatin, carboplatin, and mechlorethamine which work to kill cancer, but are severely ototoxic. They have been proven to cause hearing loss, tinnitus and/or dizziness in patients and oftentimes the damage is irreversible.

 

What Can I Do?

Cancer treatment can be harmful to your body as well as your hearing. Many cancer treatment medications are ototoxic and can cause hearing loss.

As we continue to learn more about how cancer agents affect the auditory system, doctors are recommending that patients obtain a baseline audiogram before starting any sort of chemotherapy. Frequent monitoring of their hearing acuity throughout treatment will alert the doctors to any changes in their hearing health and intervention measures can be taken to prevent further damage. If you are a cancer survivor, or you are undergoing cancer treatment, call Advanced Hearing Group to schedule your exam.

Happy Patients:

We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.

Lisa B.

As a person who was just diagnosed with tinnitus and some hearing loss, I decided to see Dr. Gary Johnson and discuss if hearing aids would be beneficial to me. Dr. Johnson gave me a thorough examination and evaluation and recommended hearing aids for me to help with the hearing loss and help quiet the tinnitus. I have been wearing my new hearing aids for about 2 months now and I am so happy with them. Dr. Johnson did a wonderful job evaluating what would work for me. He is very pleasant, listens to the needs of the patient, answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable. I have been helped with the hearing aids for both my tinnitus and hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to go see Dr. Johnson if you are in need of someone who can help with your tinnitus and hearing problems. He is the best in the business.

Laura S.

I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !!Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience !!

Gordon O.

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