Table 1

Demographic and clinical aspects of the tinnitus group

Subject #Age, yrGenderAffected earTinnitus strength, MTIHearing loss at the tinnitus frequency, dBTinnitus frequency, HzDuration, yr
 231MLeft1.0154,2006
 338MRight5.3104,0002
 532MBoth4.3105,9003
 635MBoth4.0146,0001
 718FRight3.3134,0001
1136FRight2.064,2006
1331FBoth4.6106,0002
1529MRight3.6253,0007
1732MBoth4.6204,0005
1820MLeft4.3153,7001
Mean32.43.74,5003.4
  • Tinnitus strength was assessed by the tinnitus severity scale of the MTI, which is composed of three items referring to the severity of the sounds at the present time, during the previous week, and the amount of suffering related to the sounds on a seven-point scale ranging from 0 = none to 6 = extreme.