Research Article

Beta blockers and loss of hearing.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.289.6457.1490 (Published 01 December 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:1490
  1. R Fäldt,
  2. H Liedholm,
  3. J Aursnes

    Abstract

    Loss of hearing in a 43 year old man during treatment with metoprolol was dose related and disappeared within a few months after the drug had been stopped. The hearing impairment was of mixed type, with an air bone gap without any disorder of the middle ear observable by conventional clinical methods. Similar scattered reports from international sources on loss of hearing during treatment with beta blockers are also presented.