Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “HEAR CLEAR to remember about the Warning Signs of Otitis Media

H – Hydrochlorothiazide: Increases the risk of ototoxicity.

E – Erythromycin: Can cause hearing loss, especially in high doses.

A – Aminoglycosides (e.g., Gentamicin): Known for their ototoxic effects.

R – Ribavirin: Can lead to auditory and vestibular dysfunction.

C – Cisplatin: Associated with significant ototoxicity.

L – Loop diuretics (e.g., Furosemide): May contribute to hearing impairment.

E – Ethacrynic acid: Similar to loop diuretics, it can impact hearing.

A – Aspirin (in high doses): Linked to reversible hearing loss.

R – Rifampin: Has been associated with auditory toxicity.

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department