having a harmful effect on the organs or nerves concerned with hearing and balance.

1950–55; oto- + toxic

ototoxicity [oh-tuh-tok-sis-i-tee] , noun
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ototoxic o·to·tox·ic (ō'tə-tŏk'sĭk)
Having a toxic effect on the ear, especially on its nerve supply.

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Drugs from many different categories can be ototoxic.
Many veterans also receive treatment with ototoxic medications, which may exacerbate preexisting hearing loss.
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