Has anyone had hearing problems while taking xanax? I have a buzzing in my ears that started when I switched from clonazepam to alprazolam (xanax) and has gotten a bit worse lately. I heard awhile back that they are finding that sleep and/or pain medication can cause hearing loss. I didn't think to much of it then but now its really noticable and I wonder if this may be permanent. I have thought about asking my doctor to switch my xanax to valium but I didn't like not being able to have the doctor fax my prescription in.. Anyone have any experience with xanax and hearing loss?