New research is showing a link between acetaminophen and ibuprofen use and hearing loss. For years we’ve known that high doses of aspirin can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. Often the loss is temporary and comes back once the aspirin is stopped. Now the studies show that men and women who use acetaminophen and ibuprofen 2 or more days per week are at an increased risk for permanent hearing loss when compared to those who take the medication less than one day a week. If you are using these medications frequently and you are worried about hearing loss, speak to your physician about alternative therapies.