noise-induced hearing loss

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noise-induced hearing loss

sensory hearing loss due to exposure to intense impulse or continuous sound.
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noise-induced hearing loss

Temporary or permanent hearing loss caused either by a single exposure to very loud sound(s) or by repeated exposure to louder sounds over an extended period. See Hearing loss.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

noise-in·duced hear·ing loss

(noyz-in-dūst' hēr'ing laws)
Sensory hearing loss due to exposure to intense impulse or continuous sound.
Synonym(s): boilermaker's hearing loss, industrial hearing loss, occupational hearing loss.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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