Medical Precautions, Ototoxic Drugs and Berard Auditory Integration Training (Berard
Try to avoid the
use of ALL medications that may
adversely affect the results of Auditory
is a partial listing of those medications about which we have information.
There are undoubtedly others which we are not yet aware of, and new drugs
become available constantly, so this is NOT A COMPLETE LISTING.
is recommended that you check with your physician and pharmacist, or use
the Physician’s Desk Reference to check on medications.
Some medications can have ototoxic
side effects, such as causing ringing in the ears, loss of balance,
internal noises in the auditory system, dizziness, etc.
Suss, author of
"When the Hearing Gets Hard" lists medications in three
categories: 1. most dangerous, 2. controversial, many consider potentially
ototoxic, 3. substances that in rare cases, may be ototoxic.
List 1. MOST DANGEROUS
2: CONTROVERSIAL - POTENTIALLY OTOTOXIC MEDICATIONS
3. IN RARE CASE AREOTOTOXIC MEDICATIONS
following medications also have potential side effects that might affect
the auditory system according to the Physician’s
Beta Blockers (Propranolol, Corgard)
HCI (Norpramin, Gantricin, Garamycin,
Tegretol IV Ceclor reportedly may
cause auditory hypersensitivity