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."
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