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The long-term impacts of hearing loss, tinnitus and poor balance on the quality of life of people living with and beyond cancer after platinum-based chemotherapy: a literature review

Phillips, Olivia; Baguley, David; Pearson, Stephanie; Akeroyd, Michael A.

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Stephanie Pearson



Abstract

Purpose: To elucidate the long-term impacts of hearing loss, tinnitus and balance in people living with and beyond cancer (LWBC) treated with platinum-based chemotherapy (PBCT). Methods: A literature search was conducted between March and June 2022 using PubMed, Web of Science and Google Scholar. Full-text papers in English were included. Articles explored the impacts of hearing loss, tinnitus and balance and discussed them in the context of treatment. If PBCT was used in conjunction with other treatments, the article was included. There were no constraints on age, cancer type, publication date, location, study design or data type. Sixteen studies and two reviews were included. Results: Hearing loss and tinnitus can cause communication difficulties and subsequent social withdrawal. There were deficits in cognition, child development and educational performance. Employment and the ease of everyday life were disrupted by hearing loss and tinnitus, whereas poor balance interfered with walking and increased the risk of falls. Depression and anxiety were related to ototoxicity. Most notable were the differing mindsets experienced by adults LWBC with ototoxicity. There was evidence of inadequate monitoring of ototoxicity by clinicians and a lack of communication between clinicians and patients about ototoxicity as a side effect. Conclusions: Ototoxicity has a negative long-term impact on multiple areas of life for adults and children LWBC. This can compromise their quality of life. Implications for cancer survivors: Increased awareness, monitoring and education surrounding these issues may lead to earlier intervention and better management of ototoxicity, enhancing the quality of life of people LWBC.

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Phillips, O., Baguley, D., Pearson, S., & Akeroyd, M. A. (2023). The long-term impacts of hearing loss, tinnitus and poor balance on the quality of life of people living with and beyond cancer after platinum-based chemotherapy: a literature review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 17(1), 40-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-022-01314-9

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Dec 7, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 13, 2023
Publication Date 2023-02
Deposit Date Jan 6, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 14, 2024
Journal Journal of Cancer Survivorship
Print ISSN 1932-2259
Electronic ISSN 1932-2267
Publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 1
Pages 40-58
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-022-01314-9
Keywords Ototoxicity, cancer, quality of life, survivorship, long-term effects, hearing loss, tinnitus.
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/15717833
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11764-022-01314-9
PMID 36637633

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