Yesterday, I went to a clinic because of an infection in my foot. The doctor wanted to give me an antibiotic. Upon hearing this, I requested to know which one, merely out of curiosity. He said it was gentamycin. My first response was along the lines of “What, are you crazy?” Never in my mind did I ever believe he would try to give me gentamycin. Gentamycin has a well-known reputation for destroying the kidneys and hearing. Hearing is almost certainly going to be affected. Even though they say that it has to be accumulated over long periods of time, the medicine has to be taken once for the majority of people and permanent hearing damage is the result.