The Average Tinnitus Frequency?
A recent study of 80 people who have noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus found the the average frequency experienced was 5,500Hz. In fact more than 80% of respondents chose the 5,500Hz tinnitus frequency. This is quite a large average and I am wondering if this would also be true of a much larger group of people with tinnitus.
It was also found that the majority of tinnitus patients experience a single tone (pure tone) with only a minority reporting fluctuating frequencies.
I have included a sound file below that is 5,500Hz . Please feel free to leave your comments regarding this frequency. Is it close to your tinnitus tonal frequency? Is it higher or lower.
It is best to use headphones as most PC speakers will not adequately reproduce the tone.
The same study also found that the loudness of tinnitus was not greater than 5dB in almost 90 percent of all cases. From this we can deduce that if one had to select the correct tone or frequency, it would be possible to mask your tinnitus in most cases.