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    Alcohol alters our body chemistry. Is it true that when drunk/intoxicated, our hearing is impaired?.

    Would this be referred to has discombobulation?.

    Can we hear bass more than high frequencies of sound when drunk?.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    You've already had a go about how vision works and after hundreds of posts your ignorance hadn't changed. You're having a go at hearing now. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and suggest you look at the link below:

    The acute effects of alcohol on auditory thresholds

    The word discombobulation AFAIK just means a feeling of confusion - while alcohol could cause this it isn't necessary.
    Thank you, I do have that link, I do not understand what this means-

    ''Alcohol specifically blunts lower frequencies affecting the mostly 1000 Hz, which is the most crucial frequency for speech discrimination. In conclusion alcohol does appear to affect auditory thresholds with some frequencies being more affected than others.''

    Does this mean we hear more bass and less high frequency of sound?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Do you know what the word blunts means? This happens to lower frequencies (the bass end) so no.

    Blunts is the word that I do not understand , that I could put into context with what it meant.

    It mentions voice discrimination, what does it mean in relation to that and the hearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    You blunt a knife it loses sharpness, you blunt your hearing it means it roughly the same thing. If you blunt the bass frequencies you don't hear them as effectively. It mentions speech discrimination (not voice discrimination) this means being able to understand what someone is saying to you. If you cannot hear them properly (because of alcohol or whatever other reason) you cannot understand them as well. Your "speech discrimination" is impaired.
    Thank you I think I understand now, so alcohol does impair the hearing?

    If yes ,what would the scientific definition be if not discombobulation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    It appears from this study that alcohol can impair the hearing, the scientific definition would not be discombobulation as this just means confusion. Again your habit of shoehorning words you know together with definitions they don't have. Stop it.
    I thank you and apologize, discombobulation, I was given has scientific name for it from other forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Discombobulation | Define Discombobulation at Dictionary.com

    No reference to alcohol at all. It may be that the person who told you this uses the word to describe "drunk" as this can also lead to confusion but it is not a scientific term...

    Thank you Ph, the link and phrase the person referred to was-
    ''the act of the molecular structure of a human (for arguments sake) being taken apart at an atomical level, and put back together into a different order by the act of recombobulation''.

    Urban Dictionary: discombobulation.

    What would the definition be in scientific terms, is there not one?


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    Taken from your street dictionary Theorist:

    the act of the molecular structure of a human (for arguments sake) being taken apart at an atomical level, and put back together into a different order by the act of recombobulation.

    also a cool word that sounds funny when your fucked.

    Discombobulation-
    wendy got discombobulated and recombobulated into a pumpkin, then proceded to batter the fuck out of the punky lemon that was currently the ocupied form of sheep.
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    Urban dictionary is not a source of reliable information, it is a comedy/parody site. Not sure what the "scientific" term for what you are saying is. Not really my area.
    Thank you, I did not know that urban dictionary is a unreliable source. I will remember that if refferred to again by anyone. Thank you for the help PH.
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    There needs to be a disclaimer in the thread title. (WARNING: Thread may cause cognitive functions to quickly slump, intense rage as well as brain damage induced by multiple face-palms have also been reported.) All insults aside, I'm glad you referenced a "scientific" term with discombobulated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Urban dictionary is not a source of reliable information, it is a comedy/parody site.
    Imagine Wikipedia in the hands of drunk teenagers ...

    I do turn to it occasionally to understand modern slang but even then Sturgeon's law applies.
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