Link: hearing loss and prescription drugs |

Link: hearing loss and prescription drugs

Loss of hearing? Could be that it’s due to the prescription drugs we’re taking, a fact that, according to the book “Ototoxic Drugs

Exposed,” has been tragically under reported. The book (a mighty tome of over 600 pages), is authored by Dr. Neal Bauman, executive director for the Center for Hearing Loss Help in Pennsylvania. He defines ototoxic as a fancy name for drugs that can damage our ears.

He states that “there is abysmal ignorance concerning ototoxic drugs by both health care professionals and the public in general. Doctors, he says, need to realize that the indiscriminate use of many prescription drugs has been responsible for many people suffering from unnecessary hearing loss. There are more than 900 drugs falling under this heading.

Ruby Totten

Nevada City

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