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Volume 2

Acoustic Shock

For some people exposed to loud noises symptoms can develop including hypervigilance, anxiety, depression, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This symptom cluster following unexpected noise exposure through telecommunications equipment became known as acoustic shock injury, acoustic shock disorder, acoustic shock syndrome or simply acoustic shock.

Hearing Aid Use for Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Marc Fagelson writes about how awareness and consideration of the special needs of patients with PTSD – the increased need to monitor the acoustical environment, manage exaggerated startle response to sound, decreased sound tolerance, and tinnitus – will enhance the role of the audiologist in their care.