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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition, the sensitivities to a variety of ototoxins, otoprotectants, and otoregeneratives are comparable to those in the zebrafish and in humans [6,10].
It addresses the maturation and plasticity of the neural auditory system; assessing and documenting peripheral auditory status; screening and diagnostic procedures; assessment of auditory temporal processing, binaural processing, and the processing of monaural low-redundancy speech, and training to improve them; evidence-based practice and the effectiveness of intervention; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and auditory processing deficits; language-related impairments and auditory processing deficits; auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, including auditory synaptopathy; deficits due to exposure to ototoxins; and age-related deficits.
Patient and provider education about ototoxic-induced hearing and tinnitus, synergistic effects of ototoxins and noise overexposure, and rehabilitative solutions to hearing loss and tinnitus.
For audiologists and others who provide hearing conservation services, as well as graduate students, Rawool (speech pathology and audiology, West Virginia U.) describes how to conserve the hearing of workers who are exposed to hazardous noise or ototoxins. 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.