Happy Memorial Day

Why Memorial Day Many of us see Memorial Day as a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a … Continue reading “Happy Memorial Day”


What is Ototoxicity?

WHAT IS OTOTOXICITY By Larry Bailey May 2017 “OTO means EAR; TOXICITY means POISONING” Ototoxicity is, quite simply, ear poisoning, which results from exposure to drugs or chemicals that damage the inner ear or the vestibulo-cochlear nerve (the nerve sending balance and hearing information from the inner ear to the brain). Because the inner ear is involved in both hearing and balance, ototoxicity can result in disturbances of either or both of these senses. Neurotoxicity … Continue reading “What is Ototoxicity?”