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Hearing Aids Tailored To Your Life!

Over 10,000 lives transformed
since 1996 in Silicon Valley

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Hearing Aids Tailored To Your Life!

Over 10,000 lives transformed
since 1996 in Silicon Valley

Did you know that some over-the-counter and prescription medications on the market today can cause hearing loss? Not only that, but as the toxins from the drugs accumulate in your body, the damage worsens. It may be temporary, or in some cases permanent.

Ototoxicity is when hearing loss is caused by a medication or supplement. Often the damage can be reversed by simply stopping the medication, but sometimes the medicines can damage the delicate hair cells in the inner ear, which are responsible for hearing and balance. This can result in symptoms of vertigo or permanent hearing damage.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) stated that right now there are more than 200 medications and chemicals that cause balance disorders like vertigo, as well as hearing loss. If you are taking any medications, especially those in the classes listed below, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor or audiologist about whether these drugs may be ototoxic.

Pain Relievers

NSAIDs, anti-inflammatory drugs that effectively reduce inflammation and pain such as aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen, regular use of these medications can also cause hearing loss. In most cases the hearing loss can be alleviated or halted by stopping the medications, but if you regularly take any of these drugs, such as a daily aspirin for your heart, talk to your doctor about how it may be affecting your hearing.

Diuretics

Diuretics are often prescribed for conditions such as high blood pressure, edema and glaucoma, but sometimes these medications can cause tinnitus and temporary hearing loss.

Antibiotics

Aminoglycosides are a classification of antibiotics that have a side effect of hearing loss. This type of antibiotic is typically prescribed for more serious infections like meningitis that don’t respond to other medications.

Chemotherapy

Hearing loss can be a side effect of the drug Cisplatin, which is often used to treat testicular, bladder and ovarian cancers. Vertigo, tinnitus and hearing difficulty, either temporary or permanent, can result in the use of this drug. Doctors and researchers are looking for ways to deliver this chemotherapy to tumors without affecting hearing health.

If you regularly take one of these medications, it’s good to know the potential side effects and be prepared. Not everyone reacts the same way or has the same side effects with medications, so if you suspect your hearing is affected by one of these drugs, talk to your doctor or audiologist.

Los Gatos Audiology is here to help you protect your hearing health. Call today and come in for your yearly hearing exam so you can stay ahead of the curve and protect your hearing, your brain and your health.

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YOUR NEW TOP-RATED & FAVORITE LOS GATOS, CA, AUDIOLOGIST ...

Christine Throm is an excellent audiologist, technologist (she can fix, pair, tweak and whatever else, most hearing aid problems. Others go back to the factory) and on top of the latest developments in her field serving as current President of the California Academy of Audiology. Above all else, she is a caring person who will put your best interests first. Always. You will be pleased

- L. Egherman
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I've been a client of Christine Throm for over 10 years (and 3 moves... you always stay with the best). She is a VERY dedicated professional, she is knowledgeable, and caring. My hearing loss has never been managed more effectively and the she has access to the latest and most advanced technologies. She has personally selected her staff to reflect her own values and high standards. Everyone there is friendly helpful. To top it off, they are now conveniently located adjacent to the "Mission Oaks" campus of Good Sam in a suite of beautiful, "state-of-the-art" offices.She is the GREATEST! Enough said.

- R. Henry Richards
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Dr. Christine Throm was very knowledgeable and thorough. After one visit I understood what my hearing losses are and what I could expect from hearing aids. I have visited other audiologists with poorer results. I will be returning to Los Gatos Audiology.

- B. Naden
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I’ve been a patient of Los Gatos Audiology for several years and am on my second set of hearing aids that have been prescribed here. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Dr. Christine Throm is the best. She’s always takes time to understand any aspect of my personal hearing issues to provide the best care for me. I simply wouldn’t go anywhere else.

- Carl Borbons
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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Los Gatos Audiology. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Los Gatos
Audiology Office
15899 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd. Suite 8
Los Gatos, CA 95032

408.652.8455

Office Hours:
Monday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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