Definition of acoustic shock in English:

acoustic shock

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[mass noun]
  • Damaged hearing suffered by the user of an earphone as a result of sudden excessive noise in the device.
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    • 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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