5 Medications That May Cause Hearing Loss

NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
2. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen have been linked with hearing issues.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital studied the relationship between hearing loss and NSAIDs, and found that “NSAID pain relievers like ibuprofen can reduce blood flow to the cochlea [organ in the inner ear that helps hearing], which could impair its function,” said lead study author Sharon G. Curhan, MD, in a press release.