Hearing Loss, Tinnitus & Your Medications

There are some medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) that have been known to cause hearing loss or tinnitus in some people or exacerbate an existing hearing problem.  Usually this results from exceeding the recommended dosage.  Here are some of the most common medications that can contribute to tinnitus or hearing loss:

  • Some antibiotics
  • Chemotherapy agents
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Loop diuretics http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-prescription-medication-pharmacy-pill-vials-cascading-out-orange-isolated-white-image48808646
  • Salicylates such as aspirin
  • Legatrin used for night cramps

Be sure to consult with your medical professional as well as our office if you are experiencing any changes in your hearing while taking any new medications.