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Audiometric thresholds and prevalence of tinnitus among male veterans in the United States: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2006

Robert L. Folmer, PhD, et al.

This study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to estimate hearing thresholds and the prevalence of tinnitus among male veterans in the United States. We compared audiometric data collected from male veterans with data collected from male nonveterans. We used the questionnaire data to calculate and compare the prevalence of tinnitus for veterans and nonveterans. In general, hearing thresholds did not differ significantly between veterans and nonveterans for most frequencies tested. The overall prevalence of tinnitus was greater for veterans compared with nonveterans, with statistically significant differences in the 50 to 59 and 60 to 69 age groups.

Volume 48 Number 5, 2011
   Pages 503 — 516


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Folmer RL, McMillan GP, Austin DF, Henry JA. Audiometric thresholds and prevalence of tinnitus among male veterans in the United States: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2006. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(5):503-16.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.07.0138
ResearcherID: Robert L. Folmer, PhD: E-3105-2011
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