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Hearing loss from meth use?


JUST
CATS
Hearing loss from meth use?
Long story, but I was wondering if anybody has suffered hearing loss, after using meth for a couple of years?
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Naiev
Newly
wed
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
I'm not trying to be funny - really - but

He obviously had a hearing problem when he was doping before he got locked up. He never heard a damn thing I said.

I'll have to let you know when he gets home in 75 days if he still has that problem.

I can say, that I think sight has been affected....for both of us.
JUST
CATS
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
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He obviously had a hearing problem when he was doping before he got locked up. He never heard a damn thing I said.

Geez, I think there is an awful lot of that going around... 

I can't believe your honey is almost home!!! That is wonderful.

sickids
gurl
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
I have been using meth off and on for around 11 yrs and have only been clean for 32 days now and can definitely say that yes meth has effected my hearing. Not that I am completely deaf or anything its more like being tone deaf sometimes when people are talking to me it sounds like they are muttering or I will think they said something other then what they really said. I constantly find myself asking people to repeat themselves. So yeah.

Before I quit when I was high and people would talk to me and I didn't understand them or it sounded like muttering I thought I was just to high to comprehend but, now that I have been clean for awhile I truly do believe it effected my senses. Just another reason to never use again!

Well that's all I have
Naiev
Newly
wed
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
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Before I quit when I was high and people would talk to me and I didn't understand them or it sounded like muttering I thought I was just too high to comprehend but, now that I have been clean for awhile I truly do believe it effected my senses.

Really? So maybe he couldn't understand me for real?
I know he was real excited recently when the prison changed phone companies. They got new phones installed with volume buttons.

Geez - now I have to wonder.....thanks for this info!

luve
piphany
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
Yep, those addicts haven't heard a damned thing I've said.

Seriously, I'm betting that the stress on the vascular system and the nerve receptors or whatever those things in the brain are called-the tow trucks that take the dopamine cars when they don't have enough parking spots....(from the explanation on dopamine) and of course, the plain ole nutritional deficiencies from meth use could easily cause hearing loss-or maybe it's more of understanding loss-you know, messages from the optic nerve don't quite make it right to the brain. What do you think, I'd make a horrible teacher huh?

I think that meth and the lifestyle hurts the whole body.
Sfj Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
I've never seen any legitimate medical evidence supporting the notion that meth use causes hearing loss.

But then again, new information might reveal the unknown someday.
So far, I've talked to many hundreds of meth users, I do it everyday. I've been doing it for years. None have ever said that hearing loss was associated with meth use.

To luvepiphany and Naiev Newlywed,
Is it possible that the problem isn't with the hearing, but maybe a lack of listening skills.?

To sickidsgurl,
Why do you think it was meth and not some other cause that was co-occurring?

Thank you
sickids
gurl
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
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To sickidsgurl,
Why do you think it was meth and not some other cause that was co-occurring?

Well guess I hadn't thought of that but i suppose it could be something else that caused it however, I first noticed it while I was using Meth so I guess that's why I made that association. I don't have medical evidence that Meth caused it. I just don't know what else could have.

If you didn't notice I mentioned that I thought I was just too high too comprehend when I was using. Hence the bad listening skills you mentioned but, in my case I still am experiencing issues with hearing.

well there ya have it

luve
piphany
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
Of course Sfj, I can't understand Chinese

Where is all that published medical lit on what meth does metabolically and nutritionally that I've seen somewhere? Sfj, you live in one of the most progressive places regarding alternative and natural health/medicine-how come none of the health nuts have filled you with the info so full that you have it memorized? I'm just surprised you aren't more vocal-though I know you don't like to give meth too much credit. Are you just trying to get people to prove it to you-get a discussion going, or do you really not think there is a lot of physiological damage to the body from meth use-well, extended meth use? Just wondering. Californian that you are....
Paws
from hell
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
Huh! What did you say?

Al recovering meth addict!
Good one Barncats!
Just my opinion now;
The route might ! I had a friend who went deaf from snorting' cocaine.

The actual chemistry of meth ? Who actually knows, it's such a concoction of chemicals that anything is possible.

But the activities one does on meth;
Loud music ( perhaps)
loss of sleep
poor nutrition
Thoughts?

And just for (him) who wants to know, NO I don't have a degree in meth.
I'm just a recovering addict with an opinion who happens to be a registered nurse.
Loraura Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
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I've never seen any legitimate medical evidence supporting the notion that meth use causes hearing loss.

What about bursting blood vesicles?
Meth causes these, and these can cause hearing loss if in the right place.

Krazy
KelKel
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
I work in a hearing clinic. As far as I know meth will not affect your hearing. But I think meth weakens your immune system. I know for a fact that sometimes a virus can attack your hearing and your balance. So it might be possible that he got could have gotten sick, caught a virus and it damaged his hearing.
danimal
55
Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
My ears ring 24/7...not just a little, it progressively got worse thru the course of my addiction.
There's a story in the NA basic text that tells of a woman who lost all hearing... until one day when she heard the phone ring
Loraura Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
Hearing loss may be caused by changes in the blood supply to the ear because of heart disease, high blood pressure, vascular (pertaining to blood vessels) conditions caused by diabetes, or other circulatory problems. The loss may be mild, moderate, or severe.

Meth does raise blood pressure and damage blood vessels.
kell Re: Hearing loss from meth use?
Huh what did you say? I can't hear you.......

Maybe it's just a case of what I like to call SELECTIVE HEARING.

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Effects of Crystal Meth from Usage


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