n. a type of deafness acquired from too frequent exposure to high-intensity noise. This phenomenon has been observed for quite some time, especially in a high-industrialized society. See noise-induced hearing loss- also acoustic trauma.

BOILERMAKER'S DEAFNESS: "To prevent Boilermaker's Deafness, all industrial workers are required to safely wear earplugs while on the job."
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