What is it about?

To test the hypothesis that caffeine can influence tinnitus, we recruited patients with chronic tinnitus and randomly allocated them into two groups (caffeine and placebo) to analyze the self-perception of tinnitus symptoms after caffeine consumption.

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Why is it important?

This is the first time ever a Randomized triple-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed to test the influence of Caffeine on Tinnitus.


For more than a century, there has been guidance to stop coffee consumption to treat and alleviate chronic tinnitus in patients and now this study proves that this history must be changed

Fayez Bahmad Júnior
University of Brasilia

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This page is a summary of: The effect of caffeine on tinnitus: Randomized triple-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, PLoS ONE, September 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256275.
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