Ototoxicity & Hearing Health

 

What is Ototoxicity?

Ototoxicity is the property of being toxic to the ear, and it is commonly medication-induced. The purpose of medication is to treat medical conditions, but sometimes the side effects of the medication can outweigh the benefits. There are currently over 200 medications on the market that have ototoxic side effects, meaning that they have a toxic effect on the ear or its nerve supply. Large doses of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), certain antibiotics, diuretics and cancer medications may all cause hearing loss.

What Can I Do?

many medications are ototoxic, or toxic to ears

Many medications, even over the counter drugs, can be ototoxic or harmful to your hearing. Medications that are ototoxic cause hearing loss.

Hearing loss originating from ototoxic medications can sometimes be reversed once the medication has been discontinued, although some individuals experience permanent damage. Talk with your doctor about the potential side effects of any medications to limit the risk of ototoxicity.

Don’t wait to have your hearing checked, in cases of ototoxicity, early intervention is vital. If you suspect your hearing has been compromised, call Advanced Hearing Group to schedule an evaluation and a hearing test.

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.

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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 !!

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