• My husband has experienced hearing loss following chemo. (His hearing was not great before but now we are at the yelling stage.) Does

    Asked by HalfFull on Monday, November 12, 2012

    My husband has experienced hearing loss following chemo. (His hearing was not great before but now we are at the yelling stage.) Does

    anyone know how long it will be for this side effect to end?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      I would not assume this is a side effect of chemo. I'm not aware of any chemo drugs that cause hearing loss and since it started before chemo, I don't think it is chemo related. Has he been to a hearing specialist?

      almost 5 years ago
    • SDB's Avatar
      SDB

      I saw an earlier post that mentioned this, but you might want to talk to his oncologist or try calling the American Cancer Society they have an 800 number and have people there 24 hours a day to help with any question we may have. Some side effects last for a few months and some longer, but I would talk to one of the above to find out what they have to say. Good Luck

      almost 5 years ago
    • LuvinSis' Avatar
      LuvinSis

      Talk to his oncologist and consider a full hearing exam by an ENT. Even if the hearing loss is thought to temporary, hearing aids may help for a while.

      almost 5 years ago

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