Loud noise causes fluid buildup in the inner ear

Photo credit: Blausen.com staff (2014), "Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014," licensed under CC BY 3.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Loud noise exposure, such as at a rock concert or after using a noisy appliance or power tool, causes temporary auditory symptoms such as muffling of sound. If hearing testing--audiometry--is performed,