Acoustic trauma

Injury - inner ear; Trauma - inner ear; Ear injury

Acoustic trauma is injury to the hearing mechanisms in the inner ear. It is due to very loud noise.

Sound wave transmission

When sounds waves reach the ear, they are translated into nerve impulses. These impulses then travel to the brain where they are interpreted by the brain as sound. The hearing mechanisms within the inner ear, can be easily damaged by excessively loud noise causing sensory hearing loss.



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