Antibiotics, Ototoxic Medication, Ear Tubes:
Questions and Advice About Berard AIT Answered by
Dr. Guy Berard
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Dr. Guy Berard, Inventor
About Antibiotics and Berard AIT
"Many individuals ask for my advice concerning the use of drugs
during AIT. The answer is very simple:
If a safe medical treatment, including non-ototoxic medications, has been
prescribed by their doctor, there is absolutely no problem with AIT and the
Or, it is an
ototoxic drug, and this problem is the same for everyone,
undergoing AIT or not, everything shall be done to avoid these medications
which shall be reserved only for cases imperatively requiring their use, for
example, quinine for a crisis of malaria.
The Ototoxic Medications include:
- Sodium salicylate
Maybe there are
others that I don't know because they could have been
discovered since the time I stopped practicing, but I have not seen anything on
this subject in the medical publications that I receive.
The best solution for individuals is to ask their physician to avoid such
Tubes in the Tympanic Membrane and
"The general rule is that AIT should not be
applied on individuals wearing tubes or having a hole in the tympanic membrane.
The reason is that tubes, as well as holes, disturb the functioning of the
eardrum; and this may interfere with a perfect result of AIT.
The higher part of the eardrum transmits high frequency sounds to the cochlea
through the circuit of the 3 ossicles (bones) to the oval window.
The lower part
of the eardrum transmits the low frequency sounds through the air of the
tympanic box, to the round window, and then to the cochlea.
the principle of AIT, which is to send alternating sounds of
high and low frequencies to the ears, at the same intensity, will be distorted
if an anomaly exists, a tube or hole, in the eardrum. The low frequencies will
be heard weaker than the high ones."
Ear Tubes and