An estimate of the prevalence of tinnitus caused by spontaneous otoacoustic emissions

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990 Apr;116(4):418-23. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1990.01870040040010.

Abstract

Prototypical experimental tests for linking spontaneous otoacoustic emissions with disruptive tinnitus have been described previously. Using similar experimental tests on 96 tinnitus sufferers, an estimate is made here of the prevalence of tinnitus caused by spontaneous otoacoustic emissions: the 95% confidence limits of this estimate are 1.11% and 9.05%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cochlea / physiology*
  • District of Columbia / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maryland / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Factors
  • Tinnitus / epidemiology*
  • Tinnitus / etiology