4.17  auditory fatigue; fatigue; post-stimulatory fatigue. Temporary decrease in hearing sensitivity resulting from a previous auditory stimulus. Auditory fatigue produces a temporary threshold shift that may last for seconds, minutes, hours, or days.

Annotation            Auditory fatigue is a post-stimulatory phenomenon that involves a temporary loss in the ability of the auditory system to respond to acoustic stimulation; it should be differentiated from perstimulatory adaptation.

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