Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that hearing loss can be caused by certain antibiotics. A class of antibiotics known as¬†aminoglycosides are used commonly in pediatrics to treat serious infections such as meningitis and bacteremia. The researchers gave one group of mice a low dose of¬†aminoglycosides and they developed some hearing loss but the […]