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Dealing with Hearing Loss after Cancer

Monday, October 1st, 2018

From Breastcancer.org

Hearing problems can include hearing loss and ringing in your ears (tinnitus). Hearing problems can occur naturally and gradually as you get older, but they also can be a side effect of some breast cancer treatments.

Signs you may have a hearing problem:

  • Hearing sounds (ringing, buzzing, humming, or whooshing) in your ear when no external sounds are present. The noises may vary in pitch or switch from ear to ear.
  • The sounds are loud enough to interfere with your concentration or muffle or distort surrounding noises.

Study looks at Hearing Loss in Cancer Survivors

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing

September 6, 2016

It has long been known that certain chemotherapy drugs are associated with hearing loss. But now for the first time, a new study at Indiana University has found a correlation between higher doses of a commonly used drug and increased hearing loss.

Cancer survivors risk increased hearing loss.

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