Opioid receptors in the inner ear can cause partial or full hearing loss, says Rutgers study.
Opioid use, particularly in high doses, can cause deafness, according to Rutgers researchers.
The study, published in The Journal of Medical Toxicology, reviewed records from the New Jersey Poison Control Center, based at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, from 1999 to 2018 to determine the association between opioid use and degrees of hearing loss.
Release date: 17 August 2020
Source: Rutgers University