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acoustic shock

Syllabification: a·cous·tic shock

Definition of acoustic shock in English:

noun

Damaged hearing suffered by the user of a listening device as a result of sudden excessive noise.
Example sentences
  • The company has already paid out 90,000 pounds to one worker suffering from acoustic shock.
  • Some of Britain's biggest employers will attend a conference tomorrow aimed at increasing awareness of acoustic shock - caused by sudden, high-pitched noises from earpieces of telephone headsets.
  • A consultant has documented 300 cases of acoustic shock and the problem is well known.

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