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Correlation Analysis of Hearing Thresholds, Validated Questionnaires and Psychoacoustic Measurements in Tinnitus Patients

2014-08-27 03:19:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Objective: To evaluate the correlation between audiometric thresholds, pitch matching (PM), minimum masking level (MML), Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in tinnitus patients.

Subjects: 48 patients with tinnitus as the main complaint from OTOSUL, Otorrinolaringologia Sul-Fluminense, Volta Redonda, RJ, Brasil and Centro de Tratamento e Pesquisa em Zumbido, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.

Method: Subjects performed tonal audiometry, Pitch Matching (PM) and Minimum Masking Level (MML) for tinnitus. They also fulfilled the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Data was statistically compared for correlation between audiometric thresholds, psycho-acoustic measures and questionnaires.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Tinnitus

Location

Centro de Diagnóstico e Tratamento do Zumbido
Belo Horizonte
MG
Brazil
27255-650

Status

Completed

Source

Faculdade de Medicina de Valenca

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:23-0400

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