Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
Hearing Loss
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Hearing Loss

My doctor perscribes hydrocodone-Acetiminophen 5-500 for my severe neck tension and I take 1-1/2 almost every night.  Never more than that.  But, I noticed hearing seems to be dimmer in my left ear.  Did research on hearing loss with this drug and now I'm scared to death.  I want OFF!  Can my hearing be reversed when I get this out of my system?
Related Discussions
9 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
First,get your ears examined by a doctor. That's not a very a large amount of Vicodin at all.  From what I've read, hearing loss occurs after prolonged use at high doses and is not reversable.  You really should see a doctor to calm your fears.

Vicki
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Yes I will do that.  Thank you!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I used a low dose of Vicodin many, many years ago for a semi-short period of time and I definitely have diminished hearing.  My hearing didn't come back after I got off it.  (I also got a ringing in my ears, which also didn't resolve.  I deal with that by always having something on, radio, TV, etc.  It's worse when things are totally silent.)

Good luck.  Check with your doctor and see where you're at with your hearing loss.  You will learn to compensate with it.
Blank
495284_tn?1333897642
Get to your doctor and tell them what is going on.  Let us know how you come out~~~~sara
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you all.  Made an appt. today for a hearing evalutation.  My brother has menieres syndrome but he doesn't take any drugs at all.  Also, grew up with a rock-n-roll guitar player, dad, which might have something to do with this as well.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I had this happen to me.  But when I saw the Dr, he pulled out a huge hardened  glob of earwax and all of the sudden I could hear   Just don't want you to worry excessively.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
20 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Addiction Answerers
4810126_tn?1409496012
Blank
EvolverU
Boston, MA
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah
City of Dominatrix, MN
271792_tn?1334983257
Blank
IBKleen
Cumberland Plateau, TN
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gnarly_1
phoenix, AZ
2083449_tn?1381358308
Blank
Sonrissa
NV
6463448_tn?1405130767
Blank
msdelight
Bangor, ME