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”

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Coping With Hearing Loss

Coping with Hearing Loss: Hearing Problems Affect Entire Family Hearing loss, whether caused by disease, exposure to a loud noises, medication or just plain “getting old,” is frustrating, depressing, stressful, annoying, isolating and simply one more thing to add stress to daily life and don’t we already have enough stress? Hearing Problems: It’s not just About volume If you’re the one who’s experiencing a gradual or sudden loss of hearing you need to hear this. … Continue reading “Coping With Hearing Loss”


Hearing Impairment and Restaurants

Hearing Impairment and Restaurants Background noise Background Noise presented in a restaurant environment is one of the most difficult situations for a person with hearing loss to deal with. As a person with hearing loss, I find that restaurants are not a quieter place for conversation as they once were. Many of today’s restaurants have allowed the soft quiet environments to become more of a thing of the past. The old style Restaurants used to … Continue reading “Hearing Impairment and Restaurants”