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  • adj. Having a toxic effect on the structures of the ear, especially on its nerve supply.

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  • adj. Causing ototoxicity.

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  • adj. toxic to the organs of hearing or balance or to the auditory nerve


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oto- +‎ toxic


  • If you are taking ototoxic antibiotics then this may be the reason that your ears are ringing.


  • Infants at high risk for hearing loss are those with a family history of hereditary childhood sensorineural hearing loss, hyperbilirubinemia, ototoxic medications, bacterial meningitis, birth weight of less than 1500 grams (3.3 pounds), in-utero infections, craniofacial abnormailites, low apgar scores, mechanical ventilation of 5 days or longer, or other syndromes known to included hearing loss.


  • My father suffered severe hearing loss due to an ototoxic drug antibiotic and my ORL advised me to claim I have an allergy to aspirin, rather than argue with Anglo-saxon 'doctors'.

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  • Aspirin is also an ototoxic drug: it can damage the ear to the point of causing hearing loss.

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  • For the ototoxic cream, prepare a principal lasix vials (about 1/16 inch) of pirbuterol to the swallowed area (s).


  • For example, some antibiotics can be ototoxic, causing serious ear damage to humans.

    Nicholas D. Kristof

  • Do not stop taking medications without consulting with your health care professional about the possible ototoxic impact of your medications.


  • Other than regular golf, he had no history of prolonged occupational or recreational exposure to loud noises (such as shooting) or exposure to ototoxic substances to account for this noise induced loss.

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  • Since these drugs are ototoxic and nephrotoxic, drug levels are closely monitored.

    New England Journal of Medicine

  • If you would favor drugs from your physician we need to make sure to make certain these are not ototoxic drugs.

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