Difficulties Experienced by Tinnitus Sufferers Ninety-seven member of a tinnitus self-help group were asked to list the difficulties that they had as a result of their tinnitus. Seventy-two replies were returned from 22 men and 48 women (sex not report in two cases) whose average age was 61 years. Tinnitus was associated with hearing difficulties ... Reports
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Reports   |   May 01, 1983
Difficulties Experienced by Tinnitus Sufferers
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1983, Vol. 48, 150-154. doi:10.1044/jshd.4802.150
History: Received June 22, 1981 , Accepted November 30, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1983, Vol. 48, 150-154. doi:10.1044/jshd.4802.150
History: Received June 22, 1981; Accepted November 30, 1981

Ninety-seven member of a tinnitus self-help group were asked to list the difficulties that they had as a result of their tinnitus. Seventy-two replies were returned from 22 men and 48 women (sex not report in two cases) whose average age was 61 years. Tinnitus was associated with hearing difficulties in 53%, effects on lifestyle in 93%, effects on general health in 56%, and emotional difficulties in 70% of the sample. Getting to sleep was the most frequently mentioned difficulty, and many respondents indicated that they experienced depression, annoyance, and insecurity. The clinical applications of this open-ended questionnaire are discussed.

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