Under-fives at most risk of hearing loss from cisplatin: study

Researchers rank risk for different tumour types and identify drugs that compound the odds of ototoxicity

Children aged up to five years have almost double the risk of hearing loss caused by exposure to cisplatin cancer therapies compared with older children, a study shows.

young boy hearing test

The findings highlight the need for auditory testing at every cycle of cisplatin therapy, say researchers from Canada and the Netherlands.

The study included 2052 hearing assessments from 368 children (48% girls) who had two or more audiological assessments recorded within