AUDITORY FATIGUE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 a relatively transient form of hearing loss, that is usually caused by exposure to a loud noise. It is marked by reduced auditory-threshold sensitivity. See also exposure deafness. AUDITORY FATIGUE: "A person who had a firework go off next to his or her head may experience auditory fatigue, or temporary hearing loss, due to the loudness of the noise." Related Psychology Terms BLAST NOISE BOILERMAKER'S DEAFNESS ACOUSTIC TRAUMA EXPOSURE DEAFNESS NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS AUDITORY MASKING ADULT SENSORINEURAL LESIONS AUDITORY SKILLS BOILERMAKER'S DEAFNESS AUDITORY SYSTEM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUDITORY FATIGUE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/auditory-fatigue/ (accessed April 7, 2020).