The Tinnitus Functional Index: Development of a New Clinical Measure for Chronic, Intrusive Tinnitus

@article{Meikle2012TheTF,
  title={The Tinnitus Functional Index: Development of a New Clinical Measure for Chronic, Intrusive Tinnitus},
  author={Mary B. Meikle and James A. Henry and Susan E. Griest and Barbara J. Stewart and Harvey B. Abrams and Rachel A McArdle and Paula J. Myers and Craig W. Newman and Sharon A. Sandridge and Dennis C. Turk and Robert L Folmer and Eric J. Frederick and John W. House and Gary P. Jacobson and Sam E. Kinney and William Hal Martin and Stephen M. Nagler and Gloria E. Reich and Grant Searchfield and Robert W. Sweetow and Jack A. Vernon},
  journal={Ear and Hearing},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={153–176}
}
  • M. Meikle, James A. Henry, +18 authors J. Vernon
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Ear and Hearing
Objectives: Chronic subjective tinnitus is a prevalent condition that causes significant distress to millions of Americans. Effective tinnitus treatments are urgently needed, but evaluating them is hampered by the lack of standardized measures that are validated for both intake assessment and evaluation of treatment outcomes. This work was designed to develop a new self-report questionnaire, the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI), that would have documented validity both for scaling the severity… 
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