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What is acoustic trauma and how does it relate to hearing damage?

Acoustic trauma is when your ear is assaulted by an overpowering sound wave. These types of traumas can cause hearing damage. Explosions, gunshots, and loud music all are possible sources of these overwhelming sound waves. Long-term exposure to loud noises (as from machinery or music) also can cause acoustic trauma. It may lead to full or partial hearing damage.

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