Understanding Ototoxicants & Hearing Impairment -Abdul H. Khalid

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:40

Most of the Ototoxicants are SVHCs in the global supply chain.  These substances are hazardous to health if used as antibiotics, pain killers, anti-anxiety, anti-depression, anti-cancers, and blood pressure controlling.Animal and human study shows their effects on hearing process resulting in hearing impairment or hearing temporary or permanent loss. It may happen alone or in combination of occupational environmental exposures (synergistic). Chemicals like mercury, lead, gas like carbon monoxide and medicinal use of aspirin, quinine, loop diuretics, streptomycin, and chemotherapy like cisplatin could damage hearing organs structurally or the nerves system resulting in tinnitus including like dizziness, nausea, and imbalance.  SEE: Ototoxicants By Abdul H. Khalid, PhD