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Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®)

  • Posted: 04/23/2004
  • Updated: 08/18/2014

Table 15. Auditory Late Effects

Predisposing Therapy Potential Auditory Effects Health Screening/Interventions 
FM = frequency modulated.
Platinum agents (cisplatin, carboplatin); radiation impacting the earOtotoxicity; sensorineural hearing loss; tinnitus; vertigo; dehydrated ceruminosis; conductive hearing lossHistory: hearing difficulties, tinnitus, vertigo
Otoscopic exam
Audiology evaluation
Amplification in patients with progressive hearing loss
Speech and language therapy for children with hearing loss
Otolaryngology consultation in patients with chronic infection, cerumen impaction, or other anatomical problems exacerbating or contributing to hearing loss
Educational accommodations (e.g., preferential classroom seating, FM amplification system, etc.)