Esther Fogel, Au.D.

By Dr. Esther Fogel

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 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 the hearing loss and restore our patients’ quality of life.

As part of their ongoing commitment to health and wellness, Oticon, a leading hearing-aid manufacturer, is kicking off breast cancer awareness month with their special-edition pink hearing aids and donating a portion of all hearing-aid proceeds to breast cancer research. Their annual “Hear in Pink” campaign raises awareness among hearing professionals, patients, and local communities about the disease that affects 1 in 8 women in the United States.

This October, Comprehensive Audiology stands in solidarity with all our patients who are or have been affected by breast cancer.

Comprehensive Audiology is located at 261 Broadway in Lynbrook. Appointments can be made by calling 516-387-4000 or emailing info@comprehensiveaudiology.com. Follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Google, or Instagram @comprhensive_audiology, or visit ComprehensiveAudiology.com.

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