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.