Hearing loss ‘more prevalent’ in cancer survivors

Cancer survivors should be encouraged to discuss hearing concerns, US researchers say.
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Cancer survivors have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing loss than the general population, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr Qian Wang, from the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and colleagues estimated the prevalence of subjective and objective hearing loss by audiometry test among cancer survivors compared with the general population in a cross-sectional study.