ototoxicity

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ototoxicity

[‚ō·tō·täk′sis·əd·ē]
(medicine)
Drug- or chemical-induced damage to the ear resulting in high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus or disequilibrium.
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The first chapter reviews the effects of noise and ototoxins on hearing and health and the elements of a hearing conservation program, followed by measures specified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including noise measurements and control and audiological monitoring.
Even so, most of these jobs do require combat deployments and have occupational hazards such as noise and ototoxins.
Although the immature cochlea is an established model for the study of aminoglycoside toxicity, it is known that immature HCs can be more sensitive to ototoxins than are adult HCs.