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acoustic shock

noun
1.
a condition characterized by dizziness and partial hearing loss suffered by some people exposed to sudden loud noises over telephone or radio headsets; associated esp with workers in call centres
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Contemporary definitions for acoustic shock
noun

a complaint of damaged hearing as a result of telephone workers wearing headphones or earphones being subjected to excessive, continuous, or high-pitched noise

Examples

Call centers are triggering complaints of a new work-related injury - acoustic shock.

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