Auditory suppression

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Auditory suppression can be described as the experience of audible sound becoming perceived as distant, quiet and muffled. This effect can significantly decrease both the volume of noise and the general level of quality in which it is perceived. That is, it is usually described to make comprehension and to pay attention to music and other sounds difficult.


The sound clip above contains unedited audio followed by an edited audio suppression replication for comparison.

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:

Experience reports

Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:

See also