Rare Disease Report

Mother and Son with Cisplatin-induced Hearing Loss

OCTOBER 19, 2017

At the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology held in Washington D.C., October 12-15, Rare Disease Report spoke with Colleen Mulvena about the hearing loss she developed as a result of being treated for brain cancer as a child and later seeing her own son not only develop that same cancer but also the hearing loss that came with the treatment.

As Mulvena explains in this video, she wished the people treating her son were better aware of the devastating effects that hearing loss can have on a person before prescribing it.

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