“Common painkillers ‘increase the risk of hearing loss’”, reported The Daily Telegraph.
This story is based on research on whether frequent use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and paracetamol increase the risk of hearing loss in men.
It found that men who took any of these drugs more than twice a week had a small increased risk of hearing loss. This type of study can only find associations, and it does not prove that the painkillers caused the hearing loss in these men.
It also did not assess why the men were taking painkillers, and it is possible that the cause of their underlying pain may have had an effect on their hearing. Read more.