noise-induced hearing loss


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noise-induced hearing loss

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

noise-induced hearing loss

a gradual loss of hearing caused by exposure to loud noise over an extended period of time, such as in an individual who works in a noisy environment. The hearing loss is sensorineural in nature and greatest in the higher frequencies. Although an early hearing loss may be temporary, it becomes permanent with increased exposure to noise. Compare acoustic trauma.

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.

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.
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