Ototoxicity: Drug-Related Hearing Loss
If you have noticed a gradual decrease in your ability to understand speech or hear normal sounds around you, you may have assumed that you are suffering from age-related hearing loss. While nearly everyone experiences some hearing loss as they age, there is another culprit that may be playing havoc with your hearing. You may be suffering from ototoxicity. This condition occurs as a result of taking certain medications or ingesting ototoxic chemicals.