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Can Coffee Quiet Tinnitus?

Can Coffee Quiet Tinnitus?
Sufferers of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) often use white noise machines to cancel out the internal din and help them get to sleep, but there may be another solution that helps nullify internal humming caused by nerve activation in the inner ear and brain.
 
Tinnitus can result from damage to sound-transmitting hairs in your inner ear. Or it may be from muscular or nerve problems associated with a neck injury, TMJ, circulatory problems, medications, or age-related hearing loss. Tinnitus affects about 14% of people 60-69.
 
Treatments usually focus on trying to stop the racket or if that doesn’t work, calming your reaction to it. But the latest good news? A caffeine study found that drinking 3-4 eight-ounce cups of coffee daily (450 to 600mg of caffeine) reduced the incidence of tinnitus by 15%. (Seems caffeine does more than decrease your risk for nine cancers and help you dodge age-related cognitive problems!) It’s possible that caffeine stimulates your central nervous system and alters the nerves that are jangling in your inner ear and brain. Just be aware of other sources of caffeine in your diet and have your last dose at least four hours before turning in.
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