Evaluation of a self-administered tinnisus measurement system
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The basic step in most tinnitus management programs is to quantify the characteristics, including pitch and loudness, of the perceived tinnitus. The success of some contemporary tinnitus management approaches, such as tinnitus notched therapy, relies on the accuracy of the tinnitus pitch matched. Our research team developed a self-administered tinnitus measurement system which is capable to measure tinnitus frequency in one hertz resolution via a tablet.
To investigate the application feasibility and accuracy of the self-administered tinnitus measurement system.
Forty patients with subjective tinnitus were recruited in an audiology clinic in a hospital setting. The subjects completed the conventional procedures or the automated tinnitus measurement in a randomized order. Subjects were asked to rate on an 11-point visual analog scale on the similarity of the measured tinnitus and the one perceived. Tinnitus pitch and loudness obtained with both methods were compared. Test-retest reliability of the self-administered tinnitus measurement was investigated both within-session and between sessions which were one week apart.
There was significant difference in the tinnitus pitch and loudness matched with the two methods. Self-matched tinnitus pitch and loudness were reported to be more similar to the perceived one. Good test-retest reliability with the self-administered tinnitus measurement method was observed both within- and between-session. More variability was observed in between-session measures.
It is feasible to perform tinnitus pitch and loudness measurement with the self-administered system.
This project is supported by the General Research Fund 2012/13, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.
All Author(s) ListAnna CS Kam, John KK Sung, Tan Lee, CA van Hasselt
Name of Conference6th East Asian Symposium on Otology
Start Date of Conference24/05/2018
End Date of Conference26/05/2018
Place of ConferenceSeoul
Country/Region of ConferenceSouth Korea
Place of PublicationSeoul
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsTinnitus, self-administered test

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