Hi, it's been a long time since I've been here. There's nothing like another health crisis in another part of your body to take your mind off of tinnitus and that's where I've been. I'm actually doing very well with the tinnitus. My story is that my tinnitus spiked last January in response to a bad virus and possibly a strong antibiotic I was on for a while. I'm happy to report that it has calmed down a great deal. However, I had hardly found my footing when another health issue developed. I'm having surgery for that issue on Wed. of this week. It's not life threatening but a bit personal to talk about. My question is, if you are allergic to the pencillin class of drugs, what is your safest bet for an antibiotic in terms of protecting your hearing and not making your tinnitus worse? Thanks everyone, after I recover from surgery, I'll tell you more about the tinnitus journey I've been on.