Taking regular over-the-counter painkillers can promote hearing loss, or at least that is what this article says.
Found in the American Journal of Medicine, men under the age of 50 who took Acetaminophen more than TWICE per week had nearly DOUBLE the risk of hearing loss than their counterparts who didn’t. That sounds quite high!!
Dr Marla Shapiro explains though that the baseline of hearing loss is very small, one percent per year – so even doubling that, it still is relatively unsubstantial.
I wonder what the connection is between painkillers and hearing loss? I found it interesting, so I thought I would pass it along.
Happy Hump Day everyone!!