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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

The use of some commonly prescribed medications such as aminoglycosides and anti-malarial drugs can lead to irreversible hearing loss. This can be prevented through the rational use of drugs and raising awareness amongst health-care providers about the potential risks of these drugs for hearing loss.

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