a kind of nerve deafness caused by contact with profound noise. Actually, short periods of vulnerability to jet or airplane noise, shooting guns, and high-volume music can result in perpetual hearing loss due to damage to these nerves.

ACOUSTIC TRAUMA: "Many former members of the military suffer a degree of acoustic trauma in their lifetime."
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