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Tinnitus Evaluation

Tinnitus Evaluation

The tinnitus evaluation is in addition to the basic hearing evaluation. It consists of several tests

  • High-frequency audiometry-Conventional audiometry tests frequencies (pitches) between 250-8000 Hz. High frequency audiometry tests frequency from 12000-20000 Hz. Testing at these high ranges are important because hearing damage at these frequencies may be related to the cause or perception of the tinnitus
  • Pitch Matching- Matching the frequency of the tinnitus
  • Loudness Matching-Matching the loudness of the tinnitus
  • Minimum Masking Levels-Determines the lowest level a narrow band noise can “cover” the tinnitus (i.e. render it inaudible).
  • Residual Inhibition-Measures the change in tinnitus loudness after exposure of specifically determined sound for one minute in duration.