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8. It does apparently
Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:59 PM
Jul 2020

New to me but I have a really hard time hearing when I’ve had a drink or two. Always attributed it to loud atmospheres.


Alcohol can cause temporary hearing impairment

The tiny hair cells in our ear receive the sounds we hear, and then translate them into signals our brain can understand. Alcohol can damage these hair cells which can lead to permanent hearing loss long term.

Alcohol affects the composition and amount of fluid in your inner ear

This is important because the fluid in our ears help to maintain our balance. When we drink alcohol, the alcohol gets absorbed into the fluid in our ears and can remain there even after it has left the blood and the brain. The absorption of alcohol into this fluid can not only cause temporary hearing loss, but can also cause us to feel dizzy or spatially disoriented.
Ever been in a crowded bar with the patrons at a 80% "hammered" level? OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2020 #1
Alcohol causes hearing loss Cirque du So-What Jul 2020 #4
Huh? customerserviceguy Jul 2020 #7
It does apparently FreeState Jul 2020 #8
Duh . . . Ms. Toad Jul 2020 #2
amen to that n/t Lulu KC Jul 2020 #5
I believe the bathrooms are a high contamination site .. FarPoint Jul 2020 #3
It is very difficult to eat and drink through a mask. n/t marie999 Jul 2020 #6
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