Tinnitus pitch, masking, and the effectiveness of hearing aids for tinnitus therapy

  title={Tinnitus pitch, masking, and the effectiveness of hearing aids for tinnitus therapy},
  author={Celene Mcneill and Dayse T{\'a}vora-Vieira and Fadwa Alnafjan and Grant Searchfield and David Welch},
  journal={International Journal of Audiology},
  pages={914 - 919}
Abstract Objective: To assess the benefits of hearing aids on tinnitus according to the tinnitus reaction questionnaire (TRQ; 36), to verify whether the degree of masking provided by the hearing aid influenced the TRQ score, to examine whether the matched tinnitus pitch predicted the effectiveness of hearing aids in masking tinnitus, and to determine whether prescription of high-frequency amplification might be desirable in tinnitus management when tinnitus pitch is high. Design and study… 
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    Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
  • 2011
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