Alcohol + Sound sensitivity

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Hi All,

I have a pretty off the wall question. I’m looking for a legit biological answer, not just asking for the sake of asking.

Admittedly, I like to party it up fairly often – I drink a fair amount of alcohol, but don’t do drugs of ANY kind. I’ve noticed that my senses towards sound become extremely sensitive under the influence of alcohol and I’m really trying to understand why.

I know this sounds a little crazy, but I know that many can identify with the phenomenon and was wondering if there was any real science that backed the thought?

It may be a perceived sensitivity, but I’m interested in understanding it regardless.

Thanks
Warrick
 

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One clarification: alcohol is a http://www.gdcada.org/statistics/alcohol.htm. It alters your physiology and your mind's perception. I am not jumping on any soapboxes to preach abstinence from alcohol. I consumed my share in undergraduate college days. Just wanted to be clear.

Regarding it heightening sensitivity to sound. I never noticed that.
 
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