Caffeine Slows Down Hearing Recovery After Loud Noise Exposure

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Contrast, Jun 1, 2018.

    1. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      Caffeine does not cause hearing loss but after being exposed to loud noise IE going to a rock concert, caffeine is shown to slow down the recovery process and possibly turn a temporary hearing threshold into a permanent one.

      https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/07/07/drinking-caffeine-hearing-loss/
      https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/2498969

      Conclusion don't drink caffeine if you are going to listening to loud music, this is what probably screwed me over considering I drank a lot of caffeine following my acoustical trauma.

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    2. RingerBell

      RingerBell Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Guinea pigs were probably not regular coffee drinkers. Yes, they controlled that the coffee only didn't cause threshold shift, but it seemed that guinea pigs received the first brews on the same day as they were exposed to noise. Caffeine might have altered guinea pig behaviour as it's a stimulant. It might have caused dehydration (which I think wasn't measured) as guinea pigs were probably not used to have caffeine or other stimulants in their system, and so on... Just a thought... Interesting finding however.
       
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    3. dingaling
      Relaxed

      dingaling Member

      Location:
      London UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably loud music
      Albino guinea pigs are usually deaf and blind so wouldn't put too much credit into this finding

      Article doesn't state whether the albinos were lethal whites or not.
       
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    4. Dem

      Dem Member

      Location:
      PL
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Currently - Concert 2012-2016 H - virus
      Im daily caffe drinker, but at day in and after trauma i've drank much more caffeine than usually. But maybe it's just coincidence, i have seen somewhere on this forum other studies suggesting that caffeine can protect hearing during noise exposure.
       
    5. RingerBell

      RingerBell Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Yes, there was atleast this study, that stated the quite the opposite of this one. It was a survey based study, and the realiability of the results are also well discussed in the thread.
       
    6. John Young
      Dumb

      John Young Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April, 30th 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      well, shit.
       
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    7. MSF

      MSF Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music events/drums
      Just came across this study myself. Always the question of how applicable to humans (plenty of potential other explanations, as have been mentioned), but it would be pretty crushing to have to give up coffee because of T/H (although I realize caffeine in excess is also probably not helping those things from a stress point of view).
       

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