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Auditory test result characteristics of subjects with and without tinnitus

James A. Henry, PhD, et al.

Figure. Pitch-match means by trial for tinnitus and nontinnitus subjects.

Tinnitus ("ringing in the ears") has many causes, including noise exposure, head and neck injuries, and certain drug treatments. Currently, no test exists to determine the true existence of tinnitus. It is essential to have a test that can authenticate legitimate claims of tinnitus for medical, insurance, research, and litigation purposes. This study evaluated a computer-automated method of tinnitus measurement to determine its potential use as a test to diagnose the presence of tinnitus. Test results were compared between people with tinnitus versus those without tinnitus. These groups responded differently, thus supporting the need to continue developing this technique.

Volume 46 Number 5, 2009
   Pages 619 — 632

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