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Tinitus triggered by sound

JGSAUDIO jgsaudio at aol.com
Sat Jul 22 08:20:32 EST 1995

There is, of course, distinct differences between "objective" and
"subjective" tinnitus.  Objective tinnitus implies that the sound causing
the tinnitus can also be heard by others.  A example of this form of
tinnitus includes tinnitus caused by vascular anomalies in the
outer/middle ear region.  Such forms of objective tinnitus can be detected
by a physician or audiologist through the use of a stethascope or
recording microphone.  This form of tinnitus is rare compared to
"subjective" tinnitus, which is heard by the patient only.  Subjective
tinnitus is by far the most common form of tinnitus and the most common
cause of hearing loss associated with noise-exposure and/or aging.

Jeff Sirianni

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