AUDITORY FATIGUE

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUDITORY FATIGUE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/auditory-fatigue/ (accessed April 7, 2020).
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