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Which antibiotics cause hearing loss?

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The group of antibiotics most likely to cause hearing loss are aminoglycosides. These include:

  • Gentamycin
  • Streptomycin
  • Neomycin

These antibiotics are often used to treat serious or life-threatening bacterial infections such as tuberculosis (TB).

They are sometimes prescribed when a bacterial infection does not improve after treatment with antibiotics that are not in the aminoglycosides group.

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