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
hearing loss. Damage to the hearing mechanisms within the inner ear may be caused by:
- An explosion near the ear
- Long-term exposure to loud noises (such as loud music or machinery)