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assault the ear

To be loud and painful to listen to. I don't know how kids enjoy playing their music so loud—it just assaults the ear!
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assault the ear

Fig. [for sound or speech] to be very loud or persistent. That loud music assaults the ears! I can't hear you with all that traffic noise assaulting my ears.
See also: assault, ear
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Nor was my mood of foreboding improved by the sheer volume which assaulted the ear drums once the doormen had waved us through.
And how the boos on the final whistle must have assaulted the ears of McGhee, used to only glory here during his time as a player.
Combine this with three drunks on the bus (one of whom was still drinking from a can and reeking of alcohol), several youths with music playing on phones and iPods at decibels that assaulted the ears and, lastly, youths crawling over seats and swinging from the bars of the bus.
At 78 the US Grand Prix in Indianapolis was his last race behind a microphone during a career in which he has charmed, informed, irritated and assaulted the ears - but never bored.