Can Alprazolam (Xanax) & Other Benzos Increase Risk for Acoustic Trauma / Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Darktale, Jan 14, 2022 at 10:58 AM.

    1. Darktale

      Darktale Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accoustic Trauma
      Dear all,

      Do we know if taking one pill of Alprazolam 0.25 mg the night before a loud noise exposure can increase the risk for acoustic trauma/tinnitus?

      I have read some studies which clearly mention an increased risk when certain drugs (ototoxic) are combined with noise exposure but what about Alprazolam and other benzos?

      I have found the below study which concludes that there is no additional risk from a statistical point of view... but when you read the details and look at the graphs it is not that clear:

      The Effect of Alprazolam on Acoustic Stapedius Reflex Thresholds in Healthy Volunteers (nih.gov)
       
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