How to Talk to the Hard of Hearing

How to Talk to the Hard of Hearing

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How to Talk to the Hard of Hearing

Cystic fibrosis took my sister’s hearing. Well, actually, it was prolonged exposure to Tobi (tobramycin). Tobramycin is a frequently prescribed bactericidal antibiotic, or aminoglycoside, that’s effective in dealing with CF exacerbations. Because it’s so good at beating back pseudomonas, many adult CFers use it frequently and for extended periods. Studies are being conducted to find ways to screen for ototoxicity in cystic fibrosis patients, so hopefully younger CFers will be spared this devastating side effect.…

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