sociocusis

sociocusis

, socioacusis (sō″s(h)ē-ŏ-koo′sĭs) (sō″s(h)ē-ō-ă-koo′sĭs)
Hearing loss that develops over time after repeated exposures to loud noise and not to occupational exposure to noise, physiological changes with age, or disease.
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Though the degree of high frequency hearing loss detected in these studies generally was mild and usually not noticed by the children involved, Lass et al (13) warned: "the significance of the problem lies in the insidious nature of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) as well as the cumulative interaction between this type of loss and sociocusis.