Rare Disease Report

Cancer Treatment and Hearing Loss: Winning the Battle But Losing The War

OCTOBER 15, 2017
Melinda Freeman

Melinda Freeman is the mother of a 14-year-old boy who has profound hearing loss 2 years removed from a successful cancer treatment.

As Freeman explains in this video, the loss of hearing has dramatically affected her son’s life. While he was once a gregarious, out-going boy, he is now lonely and frustrated because he can not keep up with the conversations of his classmates or the lessons of his teachers during class.

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