Auditory distortion

Auditory distortions can be described as the experience of perceived alterations in how audible sounds present and structure themselves.

These distortions can manifest in many styles, but commonly take the form of echoes or murmurs rising in the wake of each sound accompanied by fluctuating changes in pitch. This can intensify up to the point where sounds are consistently followed by a continuous reverberation, often rendering the original sound completely unrecognizable. However, it often quickly resets to base level and starts over if the source of noise is stopped or changed.

The experience of this effect can be broken down into three distinct levels of intensity. These are described and documented below:

  1. Mild - At this level, auditory distortions are subtle, quiet and spontaneous reverberation, echo effects, and changes in pitch to noises within the external environment. They are fleeting in their manifestation, underwhelming in their intensity, and easy to ignore.
  2. Distinct - At this level, auditory distortions become extremely noticeable, spontaneous echo effects and changes in pitch attributed to noises within the external environment. The distortions can be very long and drawn out in their manifestation and loud enough to become difficult to ignore.
  3. All-encompassing - At this level, auditory distortions become constant in their manifestation and impossible to ignore. The complexity of the resulting alterations quickly renders the original sound as unintelligible.

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psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

Benzydamine, Bk-2C-B, Bromo-DragonFLY, Bufotenin, Cannabis, DET, DMT, DOB, DOC, DOI, DOM, Deschloroketamine, DXM, DPH, DiPT, Diphenidine, ETH-LAD, Efavirenz, Ephenidine, Escaline, Hexen, Ibogaine, Ketamine, LSA, LSD, LSZ, MDA, MDEA, MDMA, MET, MPT, Mescaline, Methallylescaline, Methoxetamine, Methoxphenidine, MiPT, Mirtazapine, Nitrous, O-PCE, PCE, PCP, PRO-LAD, Pregabalin, Proscaline, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushrooms, Salvinorin A, TMA-2, TMA-6, ΑMT,


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Documentation written by Josie Kins