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Evaluation of the mixing point in tinnitus sound therapy by a psychoacoustic matching protocol with a digital tinnitus evaluation system.
ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2006; 68(2):110-4.OJ

Abstract

Directive counseling and sound therapy have been reported to effectively alleviate tinnitus suffering. Without objective evaluation, researchers doubt the real effect of sound therapy. This study was designed to evaluate the frequency and intensity of the theoretical 'mixing point' (MP) in sound therapy and to investigate its relationship with the minimal masking level (MML) of tinnitus. The tinnitus tones of 133 patients were successfully matched in frequency (dominant in 4-10 kHz) and loudness (83.09 +/- 12.04 dB) using a psychoacoustic matching protocol and a newly designed tinnitus evaluation system. The matching rate was 83%. The relationship between the MP and MML is described by a linear regression equation: MP = 0.90 x MML + 1.98 (r2 = 0.82, p < 0.0001). The results of matching and correlation analysis confirmed the consistency of the MP in sound therapy. The psychoacoustic characteristics of tinnitus can be objectively evaluated with our matching protocol and evaluation system.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16446557

Citation

Huang, Chii-Yuan, et al. "Evaluation of the Mixing Point in Tinnitus Sound Therapy By a Psychoacoustic Matching Protocol With a Digital Tinnitus Evaluation System." ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and Its Related Specialties, vol. 68, no. 2, 2006, pp. 110-4.
Huang CY, Wu JL, Cheng CC, et al. Evaluation of the mixing point in tinnitus sound therapy by a psychoacoustic matching protocol with a digital tinnitus evaluation system. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2006;68(2):110-4.
Huang, C. Y., Wu, J. L., Cheng, C. C., Sher, Y. J., & Chung, K. C. (2006). Evaluation of the mixing point in tinnitus sound therapy by a psychoacoustic matching protocol with a digital tinnitus evaluation system. ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and Its Related Specialties, 68(2), 110-4.
Huang CY, et al. Evaluation of the Mixing Point in Tinnitus Sound Therapy By a Psychoacoustic Matching Protocol With a Digital Tinnitus Evaluation System. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2006;68(2):110-4. PubMed PMID: 16446557.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of the mixing point in tinnitus sound therapy by a psychoacoustic matching protocol with a digital tinnitus evaluation system. AU - Huang,Chii-Yuan, AU - Wu,Jiunn-Liang, AU - Cheng,Chun-Chou, AU - Sher,Yung-Ji, AU - Chung,Kao-Chi, Y1 - 2006/01/27/ PY - 2005/03/27/received PY - 2005/06/10/accepted PY - 2006/2/1/pubmed PY - 2006/8/11/medline PY - 2006/2/1/entrez SP - 110 EP - 4 JF - ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties JO - ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec VL - 68 IS - 2 N2 - Directive counseling and sound therapy have been reported to effectively alleviate tinnitus suffering. Without objective evaluation, researchers doubt the real effect of sound therapy. This study was designed to evaluate the frequency and intensity of the theoretical 'mixing point' (MP) in sound therapy and to investigate its relationship with the minimal masking level (MML) of tinnitus. The tinnitus tones of 133 patients were successfully matched in frequency (dominant in 4-10 kHz) and loudness (83.09 +/- 12.04 dB) using a psychoacoustic matching protocol and a newly designed tinnitus evaluation system. The matching rate was 83%. The relationship between the MP and MML is described by a linear regression equation: MP = 0.90 x MML + 1.98 (r2 = 0.82, p < 0.0001). The results of matching and correlation analysis confirmed the consistency of the MP in sound therapy. The psychoacoustic characteristics of tinnitus can be objectively evaluated with our matching protocol and evaluation system. SN - 0301-1569 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16446557/Evaluation_of_the_mixing_point_in_tinnitus_sound_therapy_by_a_psychoacoustic_matching_protocol_with_a_digital_tinnitus_evaluation_system_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000091213 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -