How common is Tinnitus?
Subjective vs. Objective Tinnitus
Tinnitus Evaluations: Physical Examination
Diagnostic Tests for Tinnitus
Patients with tinnitus should undergo an audiometric assessment, especially since the subjective complaint will usually correlate poorly with actual acoustic properties.
Diagnostic tinnitus evaluations include audiography, tympanometry, and speech discrimination testing.
An audiogram will establish a base from which an audiologist can pursue more advanced diagnostic testing.
Other audiologic measurements of tinnitus include loudness matching, pitch masking, minimum masking level, and residual inhibition. These measurements provide essential information as to whether the tinnitus can be masked using external noise or masking therapy.
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What is the most common cause of Subjective Tinnitus?
What is the most effective treatment for tinnitus?
What can make Tinnitus worse?
Can you pass a hearing test with tinnitus?
Technically, tinnitus can affect hearing tests because the condition makes it harder for you to identify certain words and pitches. Audiologists are trained to administer tests to people with tinnitus.
Living with Tinnitus
For patients who are disturbed by tinnitus, auditory masking may provide relief.
The severity of tinnitus varies from an occasional awareness of a noise (e.g ringing, buzzing, hissing, roaring, clicking sounds) in one or both ears, to an unbearably disturbing sound that interferes with a person’s life and relationships.
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Living with tinnitus can be challenging; our team at Pinnacle Hearing can help you live a better quality of life and rise above tinnitus. The first step in dealing with tinnitus is proper diagnosis and assessment. If you think that you or a loved one might be experiencing tinnitus, contact us to schedule an appointment at Pinnacle Hearing. We look forward to seeing you!