Online Tinnitus Quiz

Tinnitus sounds different to everyone. It can be high or low, loud or quiet, ever-present or infrequent. And it has many possible triggers, such as damage to the ear, medications or jaw problems.

Many people with tinnitus feel that it reduces their quality of life. And in many cases tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss.

For some, tinnitus goes away on its own. For others, it’s permanent and you have to find ways to manage its impact on daily life.

Because each person experiences tinnitus so differently, it’s important to find professional help to discover the course of action that’s best for you.

This tinnitus test is therefore is not a definitive answer or the final step in your journey managing tinnitus. Hopefully it provides you some useful insight into your experience with tinnitus and perhaps help you progress in your decision making on the next steps to take.

Welcome To Your Online Tinnitus Test

Here is a list of questions to help you decide if it’s time to see a hearing care professional for a formal diagnosis.

Enter your details at the end of the survey and your result will be emailed to you.

1. Do you often hear a noise even when there is no external source for it?
2. If yes, how would you describe the noise? (Click all that apply)
3. Is the noise loud enough to hear over other sounds around you?
4. Do you hear the noise daily, a few times a week, or only once in awhile?
5. Does the noise keep you awake at night?
6. Have you heard the noise for at least three months?
7. Have you heard the sound for 12 months or longer?
8. Did you start to hear the noise after exposure to a loud event, e.g. a live music concert or a football game in a crowded stadium?
9. Had you taken any new medications before you began noticing the noise in your ears?
10. Do you have a problem with wax buildup in your ears?
11. Are you avoiding activities and social situations you used to enjoy?

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This page was written by Ron Trounson Charge Audiologist at Ear Health on:

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