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Hearing loss

Posted by @helem, Sat, Nov 3 3:07pm

Has anyone suffered hearing loss from the three drugs? I had a hearing test two weeks ago and it showed minor hearing loss after 4 months on the drugs. I only got the test because Mayo said to. My doctor in VA Beach said to come back in six months. What do all of you recommend? Six months seems crazy! I could be deaf by then!

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@helem Im sorry you have hearing loss, I have been on the big 3 for 4 or so years, I had a minor top end hearing loss in one ear around 8 months ago then had another test 2 months ago (6months later) and nothing had changed. If you feel comfortable going more often do it, everyone can be different, we have to look after our selves. Take care.

@heathert I loss some hearing in my left ear. My pulmonary doctor told me to stop taking the one drug I was on, arthomyacin. I had been on it less than half a year. The loss was rather quick. I noticed it but thought my ear was stopped up. After a week or so, I called her and she said get off the drug immediately. I did but the hearing never returned. She told me the med had killed nerves and not to expect it to get better. My concern now, many months later, is that it is getting worse. I'm having trouble knowing the direction of sounds and have to turn the volume up on tv. I'm having another hearing test later this month. I felt better on the med but I would trade that now for my hearing loss which is affecting my life. I think anyone who notices a change in hearing or sight, when on these drugs, should tell the doctors… don't be shy. .Flib

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@heathert I loss some hearing in my left ear. My pulmonary doctor told me to stop taking the one drug I was on, arthomyacin. I had been on it less than half a year. The loss was rather quick. I noticed it but thought my ear was stopped up. After a week or so, I called her and she said get off the drug immediately. I did but the hearing never returned. She told me the med had killed nerves and not to expect it to get better. My concern now, many months later, is that it is getting worse. I'm having trouble knowing the direction of sounds and have to turn the volume up on tv. I'm having another hearing test later this month. I felt better on the med but I would trade that now for my hearing loss which is affecting my life. I think anyone who notices a change in hearing or sight, when on these drugs, should tell the doctors… don't be shy. .Flib

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@flib Yes unfortunately the damage is permanent, so keep a good eye on it. We need some new inhaled drugs that dont effect our hearing.

I have also had hearing loss and constant ringing in my ears. The you tube video someone posted explained which of the 3 caused loss. Could someone repost the link to that video since I can’t find it. Thanks

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