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The Silent Cause of Hearing Loss

Could Ototoxic Drugs Be Affecting Your Hearing Without Your Knowledge? What Is Ototoxicity? The definition of ototoxicity, in its simplest form, is ear poisoning (“oto” references the ear and toxicity references “poisoning”). Chemicals, drugs, and other agents that are known to cause hearing loss, balance disorders, or tinnitus are referred to as ototoxic. Damage to […]

Identifying Your Symptoms Can Help Treat Your Vertigo

Understanding the Causes of Vertigo Dizziness and/or loss of balance is the second most common complaint doctors hear, and it is the most common complaint in patients over the age of 75. Your bout of dizziness may simply be a fleeting experience, or it may be a symptom of a reoccurring balance condition called vertigo. […]

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