International Journal of Pediatrics / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Troublesome Tinnitus in Children: Epidemiology, Audiological Profile, and Preliminary Results of Treatment

Table 1

Categories of TRT mixing point-level close to the place where the sound from the instrument blends with the tinnitus.

Category0IIIIIIIV

TinnitusSmall problemSerious problemSerious problemPresent/absentPresent/absent

HyperacusisAbsentAbsentAbsentPresentPresent/absent

Noise exposureNo prolonged effectNo prolonged effectNo prolonged effectNo prolonged effectProlonged effect

Subjective HlAbsentAbsentSignificantIrrelevant/ significantIrrelevant/significant

Main problemTinnitusTinnitusHLHyperacusisTinnitus or hyperacusis

TreatmentAvoid silence recommendationNoise generators set at mixing pointHearing aids with/without noise generators set below mixing pointNoise generator firstly set at hearing threshold then gradually increased to mixing pointNoise generators firstly set at hearing threshold then gradually increased to mixing point

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