There are lots of conflicting reports regarding the connection between tinnitus and alcohol. There are some people who claim that drinking alcohol can actually reduce the symptoms of tinnitus. Other people, on the other hand, claim that tinnitus and alcohol indeed have a connection as consumption of alcohol can increase or worsen tinnitus symptoms.

Science is unable to clear up the connection between tinnitus and alcohol. In a study conducted years ago, it was said that 16% of those who participated in the experiment reported that drinking alcohol can help reduce the symptoms of alcohol. The other 22% of the participants claim that alcohol can increase tinnitus symptoms while 62% of those who went through the experiment reported that tinnitus and alcohol has no connection at all.

Also, there are no solid researches that can provide information on why some individuals actually benefit from mixing tinnitus and alcohol. A possible reason to this might be the benefit of drinking a glass of alcohol to those who are suffering from tinnitus due to stress. You may not be aware of it, but it is true that some people find alcohol as a stress-reliever, thus helping them alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus as well. If you are a heavy drinker, then you should be aware of why alcohol causes you to have ringing ears or worsen your tinnitus condition. Heavy drinking often results in headaches and this can damage your system in general. However, the connection is a bit blurry for those who drink moderately.

If you want to find out if alcohol consumption can really worsen your tinnitus condition, you can try doing your own experiment. You may try downing a glass of your favorite spirit and try to observe how your tinnitus condition reacts to it. In case the ringing becomes louder, then there is a possibility that your tinnitus condition is triggered by alcohol consumption. You can also try not having a drink for at least a week and see if your tinnitus condition improves.

However, if you do not believe that tinnitus and alcohol has any connection, it would be best to consult your physician instead. This is to properly diagnose the root cause of your tinnitus problem and the possible factors that can trigger or worsen your condition. Once you have determined what is causing your tinnitus problem, then it will be a lot easier for you to find the right treatment for it.

Author's Bio: 

Anthony is a tinnitus expert and co-creator of the new tinnitus info based website: Natural Tinnitus Relief. Including lots more info on tinnitus and alcohol.