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Acoustic trauma

  • Alternative Names

    Injury - inner ear; Trauma - inner ear; Ear injury

    • Wear protective ear plugs or earmuffs to protect against damage from loud equipment.
    • Be aware of risks connected with activities such as shooting guns, using chain saws, or driving motorcycles or snowmobiles.
    • Do not listen to loud music for long periods of time.


    Lonsbury-Martin BL, Martin GK. Noise-induced hearing loss. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 151.