acoustic shock

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acoustic shock
 
n
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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Main Entry:  acoustic shock
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a complaint of damaged hearing as a result of telephone workers wearing headphones or earphones being subjected to excessive, continuous, or high-pitched noise
Example:  Call centers are triggering complaints of a new work-related injury - acoustic shock.
Usage:  medicine
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