If you experience difficulty hearing, you might want to check the list of medications you are currently taking. While previous studies have linked pain-relieving medications with hearing loss in men, more recent research also points to over-the-counter pain relievers as a cause of hearing loss in women. According to a new analysis from the Nurses’ Health Study, women who took “non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs” (NSAIDs and ibuprofen, in particular) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) more than two days a week for at least six years had a ten percent increased risk of hearing loss. The good news is that hearing loss usually improves when these medications are stopped. Consult with your physician if you experience hearing problems.

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P.S. According to the study mentioned, although aspirin is an NSAID, it is not associated with hearing loss when taken in low doses for heart health.