You know when you’ve been drinking and it seems as though everyone gradually speaks louder and louder? I always thought that it is because their inhibitions are floating away with the wind, but
some studies have suggested that perhaps drinking can illicit temporary hearing loss in individuals. In fact, studies have shown that excessive drinking may even be associated with irreversible hearing loss.
A new study in published in the journal Alcohol looked at the effect of alcohol consumption on hearing loss in women, for both total alcohol consumption and individual alcohol types.
Over 65,000 women between the ages of 27 and 44 were included in this study.
Alcohol consumption habits were ascertained using self-reported questionnaires every 4 years between 1991 and 2009. Hearing loss was also determined using self-reported questionnaires.