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Audiologists at American Hearing & Balance in Marina del Rey CA Educate Consumers About Everyday Medications That Cause Hearing Loss

Marina del Rey, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013

Both over-the-counter and doctor-prescribed drugs can be ototoxic. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association states that there exist more than two hundred known ototoxic medications, of which many are used commonly. In order to make it easier for consumers to identify the ototoxic medications and drugs in their household, the Audiologists at American Hearing & Balance published Did You Know That Common Drugs Can Damage Your Ears?. The article focuses on five categories of medications.

NSAIDs – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can result in temporary tinnitus and hearing loss in large quantities.

Salicylates – Salicylates are commonly found in everyday pain relievers such as aspirin.
Loop Diuretics – Loop diuretics are used for conditions such as heart failure, high blood pressure, and for specific kidney concerns.

Aminoglycoside Antibiotics – There are numerous categories of aminoglycoside antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections, such as streptomycin, neomycin, amikacin, gentamicin and kanamycin.

Chemotherapy Drugs – Cancer treatment drugs, such as carboplatin, bleomycin, cyclophosphamide and cisplatin can cause permanent hearing damage.

Anyone struggling hearing loss in Marina del Rey is urged to contact the hearing health care specialists at American Hearing & Balance. Medications are one of a large number of contributing factors hearing problems. A complete hearing test and examination of the ear is needed to pinpoint the exact reason for each individual's hearing loss.

About Dr. Keith Michaels

Dr. Keith Michaels, Doctor of Audiology and Hearing Instrument Specialist at American Hearing & Balance, received his Masters Degree from California State University, Los Angeles and his Doctorate in Audiology at Florida University. Dr. Michaels has helped fit thousands of people with hearing aids and loves to work with people who have problems with their balance and/or vertigo.

About American Hearing & Balance:

American Hearing & Balance is a family owned business providing superior hearing healthcare services in Los Angeles and surrounding communities with seven offices in Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Westchester, Torrance and Glendale. They offer a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing tests, hearing aid sales, and rehabilitative and counseling services for those with hearing loss. Additionally, American Hearing & Balance stocks all the most common hearing aid accessories including cleaning supplies, hearing aid batteries and cell phone adapters. American Hearing & Balance is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements and technological advancements in the hearing industry and is committed to offering the most current options to patients.

Dr. Keith Michaels

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