Dad has stage iv nsclc & his ONC asked him about his hearing before he starts chemo.
He told her that certain tones he can't hear, but I think its worse than that.
I read that cisplatin &/or carboplatin can cause hearing loss. Before he starts any chemo, shouldn't he be very up front w/the dr. as to the extent of his heaing impairment.
Does anyone out there have any experience with hearing loss & these drugs? Can the dr. either lessen the amount of the drug administered or use something else? Would the hearing be lost completely or would it just get worse than it already is?
I know that there are side effects to everything & you have to weigh the options with respect to killing the cancer & destoying some healthy cells in the process.