Apr 16, 2013 4:45 AM by Lacey Steele
New research reveals short-term hearing loss after a loud concert does not indicate damage.
Instead it's the body's way to cope.
The study found when a person is exposed to noise, cells in the inner ear release a hormone causing a temporary reduction in hearing sensitivity.
That's to protect it from permanent damage.
Scientists discovered this by experimenting with lab mice that had no receptor to help buffer loud noises.