No matter how much we tell ourselves it's going to be different this time, an evening at a gig ALWAYS turns into one very long night.

And our remedy for alcohol over-indulgence and serious lack of sleep the night before is pretty much always a giant vat of coffee - with extra coffee - the following morning.


But it seems we may be setting ourselves up for a world of health issues if the findings of a recent study conducted at the McGill University Auditory Sciences Laboratory are anything to go by.

The research, which was published by JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery, explored the theory that caffeine can have a negative effect on a person's hearing after they've been exposed to considerable sound levels.


According to NME, the Consequence of Sound study exposed three groups of female albino guinea pigs to either caffeine, 110 decibel "pure tone sound" or both.

 And researchers concluded that the groups who were exposed to both recovered their hearing a lot slower than the sound-only group.

The 15-day study pitched their noise levels between 100 and 120 decibels - the typical level heard at most concerts.


Ladies, it sounds like everyone's gonna have to speak up.



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