Characterization of tinnitus by tinnitus patients.

  title={Characterization of tinnitus by tinnitus patients.},
  author={J L Stouffer and Richard Tyler},
  journal={The Journal of speech and hearing disorders},
  volume={55 3},
A questionnaire was administered to 528 tinnitus patients to obtain data on their reactions to tinnitus. Results include a discussion of: (a) population characteristics, (b) perceptual characteristics, (c) the impact of tinnitus on daily life, and (d) etiology. Significant gender differences are also discussed. Tinnitus was not an occasional phenomenon, but was present for more than 26 days per month in 74% of the patients. Other important findings about tinnitus include: (a) Hearing levels at… CONTINUE READING

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