It is difficult for me to believe that Xanax and Clonazepam can trigger tinnitus. I know that Clonazepam decreases the electrical activity in the brain and that it helps many people decrease their tinnitus. I think that withdrawing from benzos could certainly trigger tinnitus but not taking them. I am not surprised that an SSRI might trigger it which is one of the reasons that I have been reluctant to take one along with the potential for it to be too activating and cause insomnia. My problem with Neil Bauman is that I recall that he has a gazillion drugs on his list of ototoxic medications and includes a drug even if 1% of people taking a drug report various auditory issues.