Tinnitus Induced by Tones Noisy sounding tinnitus was induced in 11 normally hearing subjects following monaural presentation of intense pure tones. The sensation level of a comparison noise, matched in loudness to the tinnitus by the subjects, was found to increase first rapidly and then slowly before dying away within about 90 s. The ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1986
Tinnitus Induced by Tones
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Simon Kemp
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ian D. Plaisted
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1986
Tinnitus Induced by Tones
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1986, Vol. 29, 65-70. doi:10.1044/jshr.2901.65
History: Received May 28, 1985 , Accepted September 17, 1985
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1986, Vol. 29, 65-70. doi:10.1044/jshr.2901.65
History: Received May 28, 1985; Accepted September 17, 1985

Noisy sounding tinnitus was induced in 11 normally hearing subjects following monaural presentation of intense pure tones. The sensation level of a comparison noise, matched in loudness to the tinnitus by the subjects, was found to increase first rapidly and then slowly before dying away within about 90 s. The peak level of the tinnitus increased with the level of the inducing tone but was unaffected by its duration or frequency; the duration of the tinnitus was positively related to the frequency but not to the level or duration of the tone. Temporary threshold shift measured with pulsed noise generally occurred after, rather than during, the tinnitus. Substantial individual differences, particularly in the duration of the tinnitus, were apparent.

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