Got a headache? Most people just reach for a pain reliever without thinking twice. However, according to a recent study, long-term use of pain relievers may increase the risk for hearing loss. Researchers found that regular use (two or more days per week) of ibuprofen and acetaminophen was associated with a higher risk of hearing loss.
To learn more about their findings visit https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/doi/10.1093/aje/kww154/2661733/Duration-of-Analgesic-Use-and-Risk-of-Hearing-Loss
While managing pain is important, this study sheds light on why we shouldn’t overdo it. Next time you find yourself reaching for that pill bottle, ask yourself, do I really need this?
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator