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auditory adaptation

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Transient loss of hearing sensitivity to tones of certain frequencies following prolonged exposure to an unchanging sound wave. When the sound that causes the effect is loud and the hearing loss is more than transient it is usually called auditory fatigue. See also adaptation (2).

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