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10 facts on deafness

During an audiometric examination, a young boy wears fitted headphones and indicates he’s heard the specific noise by raising his hand.
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Hearing loss can be due to the use of ototoxic medications

Some commonly used medications (such as aminoglycosides, anti-malarial drugs) can lead to irreversible hearing loss. Ototoxicity can be prevented through awareness amongst health-care providers and rational use of drugs.

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