The “Ear in a Dish” Project

There are specialized cells in the inner ear called sensory hair cells that detect sound. As most audiologists and otolaryngologists know, these hair cells are susceptible to damage by loud noise, ototoxic drugs, genetic mutations or aging, which can cause profound hearing loss.  Since these hair cells do not regrow after being damaged, intense research efforts have been made into…

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Chemotherapy and Audiology 2015

  Learning the effects of chemotherapy medications and the proper procedure for monitoring ototoxicity during cancer treatment can be a good way for an audiology practice to differentiate itself from other practices in the area.  Due to our practice’s new relationship with a local cancer treatment center, we have encountered numerous cases of ototoxicity from cancer treatment…

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