Masking of tinnitus compared to masking of pure tones.

  title={Masking of tinnitus compared to masking of pure tones.},
  author={Richard Tyler and D Conrad-Armes},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  volume={27 1},
In 10 subjects with sensorineural tinnitus (associated with a sensorineural hearing loss and no apparent source for a tinnitus originating elsewhere), the minimum level required to mask the tinnitus was determined for tonal maskers at several masker frequencies. This tinnitus masking pattern was compared to a psychoacoustical tuning curve (PTC) in which the signal frequency and level were determined from tinnitus pitch and loudness matching. Different patterns emerged. One subject showed a near… CONTINUE READING

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