Selective serotonin rebuke inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants.They increase serotonin to the brain to relieve symptoms of depression.
Recently, the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) found that the part of the brain where tinnitus occurs was impacted negatively by using SSRIs. Specifically, they noted, that hypersensitivity and hyperactivity to stimuli in relation to serotonin occured. Therefore, using SSRIs may worsen tinnitus. If you have tinnitus, make sure you talk to your physician before taking common antidepressants.
Talk to a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for more information on hearing loss and/or tinnitus.