9/11 Cancer and Ototoxicity for FIrst responders


On another somber anniversary of 9/11, we would like to remember the first responders: 343 firefighters, 71 police officers, 8 EMTs and paramedics sacrificed their lives to help others.

Thousands more rushed to Ground Zero to help, breathing in toxic carcinogenic dust. Over 2500 now have cancer. Among other problems, ototoxicity from chemotherapy treatments is causing hearing loss and tinnitus.

As Audiologists we are honored to help them hear better and reduce their tinnitus as they battle cancer. Thank you for your sacrifices. We continue to be inspired by your bravery and will not forget.

If you or a loved one needs help with tinnitus a great resource is the American Tinnitus Association.