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5 W Central Avenue West
Omak, WA, 98841
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Signs Of Hearing Loss

Signs of hearing loss 

  • Asking people to repeat themselves
  • Difficulty following conversations involving more than two people
  • Thinking that others are mumbling a majority of the time
  • Difficulty hearing speech in noisy situations
    • can't hear waitress talking over background noise, etc... 
  • People commenting about how loud your T.V. volume is
  • Inappropriate response in conversation
  • Stress from straining to hear what others are saying
  • Withdrawing from enjoyable social situations
  • Family history of hearing loss
  • Diabetes, heart, circulation, or thyroid problems
  • History of exposure to loud noises at work and/or leisure activities
    • welding, train conductor, construction worker, etc...
    • live concerts, football games, loud music from playback devices, etc...
  • Taking medication that can harm the hearing system (ototoxic medications)  

commonly used Ototoxic medications 

 

Drugs That Can Cause Hearing Loss: 

  • Salicylates
    • Toxic effects appear to be dose related and are almost always reversible once medications are discontinued. 
  • Chemotherapeutic Agents
    • The ototoxic effects can be minimized by carefully monitoring blood levels. 
  • Antibiotics
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) 
    • Toxic effects are dose related and are almost always reversible once medications are discontinued.
  • Mucosal Protectant 
  • Diuretics
    • These are usually ototoxic when given intravenously for acute kidney failure, acute hypertensive crisis, or acute pulmonary edema/congestive heart failure. Rare cases of ototoxicity have been found when these medications are taken orally in high doses by people with chronic kidney disease. 
  • Quinine
    • The ototoxic effects are very similar to those of aspirin.
  • Narcotic Analgesics

 

Drugs That Can Cause Tinnitus

  • Antibiotics
  • Cardiac Medications
  • Glucocorticosteroids
  • Vapors, Solvents
  • Anesthetics
  • Antimalarials
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
  • Miscellaneous Toxic Substances
  • Diuretics
  • Psychopharmacologic Agents
  • Anti-Neoplastics
  • Others
    • Thalidomide (Thalomid)