There is a little-known link between cancer and hearing. One possible side effect of some chemotherapy drugs is ototoxicity, or toxicity to one’s inner ear, which can cause hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or balance disorders. Chemotherapy drugs and radiation can be lifesaving, but patients may experience side effects months or even years later. An audiologist is often part of the treatment team and can offer baseline hearing testing and follow-up treatment options. With early detection, proper care, and advanced technology, we can address hearing loss and restore our patients’ quality of life.
As part of their ongoing commitment to health and wellness, leading hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon, is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with special edition pink hearing aids and by donating a portion of all its hearing aid proceeds to breast cancer research. Their annual “Hear in Pink” campaign raises awareness among hearing professionals, patients, and local communities about breast cancer which affects 1 in 8 women in the U.S.
This October, Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology stands in solidarity with all our patients who are or have been affected by breast cancer. Nola, a 21-year breast cancer survivor herself, serves as the Vice Chair of the Circle of Hope, a charity whose mission is to provide emotional, educational, and financial assistance along with supportive wellness therapies to the Santa Clarita Valley cancer community. Circle of Hope believes in making a difference today for a
brighter future tomorrow.
Call the hearing experts today to learn more about hearing well this October, 661-250-6781.
Source: Dr. Esther Fogel, Au.D