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Deaf or Death? A New Answer to Ototoxicity's Oldest Question

Posted by Hlolo Ramatsoma on Jan 16, 2018 12:11:02 PM

Ototoxicity is the negative effect of certain medications that can cause hearing loss. Even common medication such as Aspirin or ibuprofen pose a risk.  It is well documented but largely ignored and rarely discussed. If you have ever found yourself advocating for ototoxicity monitoring, a question such as “Would you rather the patient die or go deaf?” will not likely be new to you.  While this argument has historically carried validity, advancements in both technology and medication alike offer a new and more helpful answer, “Neither!”.

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