Acoustic trauma is injury to the hearing mechanisms in the inner ear due to very loud noise.
Injury - inner ear; Trauma - inner ear; Ear injury
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Acoustic trauma is a common cause of sensory
- An explosion near the ear
- Long-term exposure to loud noises (such as loud music or machinery)
Review Date: 08/04/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.