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Evaluating psychoacoustic measures for establishing presence of tinnitus

James A. Henry, PhD, et al.

The Department of Veterans Affairs considers tinnitus a disability. Veterans can claim tinnitus as a 'service-connected– disability if the tinnitus is thought to be related to military service. Determining whether a person actually has tinnitus depends only on the person's verbal report. This study developed a test for determining if a person has tinnitus as he or she claims. Using our computer-automated tinnitus evaluation system, we compared different measures of tinnitus between people with versus without tinnitus. Some differences were seen between groups, suggesting that further efforts can produce a defined test battery for identifying the presence of tinnitus.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.05.0090

Volume 50 Number 4, 2013
   Pages 573 — 584


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Henry JA, McMillan GP, Thielman EJ, Galvez G, Zaugg TL, Porsov E, Silaski G. Evaluating psychoacoustic measures for establishing presence of tinnitus. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(4):573–84.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.05.0090
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