Table 1

Comparison of the results of determining tinnitus acoustic parameters using the audiometer and the synthesizer
Interview Stage I Stage II
Participant no. Gender Age Type and location of tinnitus (info from interview) Tinnitus audiometric parameters [frequency|dB SPL] Evaluation of the resemblance of the generated sound to the participant’s tinnitus in scale of [0…10] Test duration [min] Tinnitus parameters obtained with the synthesizer [frequency|dB SPL] Evaluation of the resemblance of the generated sound to the participant’s tinnitus in scale of [0…10] Test duration [min]
1 M 51 Squeal, in the head RE: 6 kHz|65 7 4 RE: 2724 Hz|35.5 9 2
LE: 4 kHz|59.5 LE: 2655 Hz|32.4
2 M 67 High whistle, in LE and RE RE: 4 kHz|34.5 6 6 RE: 6172 Hz|79 9 2
LE: 4 kHz|34.5 LE: 6251 Hz|76.7
3 M 77 Hum of bees, in the head RE: 3 kHz|70 3 4 RE: 1929 Hz|56.7 8 2
LE: 3 kHz|75 LE: 1954 Hz|57.3
4 F 79 Low-frequency hum and squeal, in LE LE: 2 kHz|49 2 5 LE: 82 Hz|88.4 9 4
361 Hz|65.5
1281 Hz|39
5 M 36 Squeal, in RE RE: 4 kHz|79.5 3 8 RE: 5572 Hz|72 3 6
6 F 61 Murmur, squeal, in RE and LE RE: 8 kHz|68 6 10 LE: Noise(8.9-10.4) 9 8
LE: 8 kHz|63 kHz ; Favg = 9682 Hz|44.5
7 F 61 High metallic sound RE: 8 kHz|33 7 6 RE: 7103 Hz|37.2 9 2
LE: 8 kHz|43 LE: 7103 Hz|44.9
8 F 65 Constant noise in head RE: undefined 9 6 RE: undefined 10 1
LE: 1 kHz NB|38 LE: Noise(0.35-2.1)
kHz; Favg = 1229 Hz|31.6
9 M 42 Squeal RE: 4 kHz|59.5 8 5 RE: 3216 Hz|61.5 8 2
LE: 3 kHz|60 LE: 3216 Hz|61.5
10 F 61 Constant noise in RE RE: 2 kHz NB|86 8 3 RE: Noise(0.9-2.4) 5 4
kHz; Favg:1655 Hz|52.2
11 F 37 Squeal or hiss in LE LE: 3 kHz|35 5 3 LE: 2398 Hz|32.7 5 2
12 F 37 Squeal or hiss in LE LE: 6 kHz NB|25 7 5 LE: Noise(6.2-6.6) 8 3
kHz; Favg = 6424 Hz|22.1
13 M 24 High squeal or noise of working TV in head RE: 6 kHz|20 7 9 RE: 6093 Hz|28 8 4
LE: 6 kHz|30 LE: 6093 Hz|38.7
14 M 24 High squeal or noise of working TV in head RE: 6 kHz NB|20 1 2 RE: Noise(3.6-6.1) 9 6
kHz; Favg = 4874 Hz|14.3
LE: 6 kHz NB|35 LE: Noise(3.6-6.1)
kHz; Favg = 4874 Hz|28.2

Denotations: RE–right ear, LE–left ear, Favg–frequency average of noise, NB–audiometric narrow band noise, F–female, M–male.

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Kostek and Poremski Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:209   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-209

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