Table 3: Correlation between tinnitus loudness and audiological profile.

VariableSpearman’s correlation coefficient (rho)

250 (Hz)0.346*
500 (Hz)0.385*
1000 (Hz00.484**
2000 (Hz)0.519**
Con. avg. (dB)0.529**
4000 (Hz)0.655**
8000 (Hz)0.632**
10000 (Hz)0.606**
HF avg. (dB)0.648**
12000 (Hz)0.627**
14000 (Hz)0.450*
EHF avg. (dB)0.628**
SRT (dB)0.466**
SDS (%age)−0.616**
MCL (dB)0.514**

P < 0.05; P < 0.01. Con. avg.: conventional audiometry average (PTA1); HF avg.: high frequency average (PTA2); EHF avg.: extended high frequency average (PTA3); SDS: speech discrimination score; MCL: most comfortable level.