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Got tinnitus. Any other testing apart from pure tone?

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Dec 2, 2020 | Replies (7)

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@tonyinmi

@johnwright123 You bring up an interesting point. I've often wondered how they can reliably test hearing when the tinnitus can mask the tones. My guess is that they cannot. You mentioned that you had more than one test and had gotten the same result. It does seem odd that the diagnosis was a high frequency hearing loss. I always tell people to walk out of a hearing test with a copy of your audiogram. It should be kept with all of your medical records. When you change audiologists, they will not know the results of your tests from a different clinic. There is no national database. If you take your previous audiogram when you get retested, you can question why there may be a difference. Did you get a copy of the audiogram? If so, did they both look close to the same?
Tony in Michigan

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Thank you for all replies. Apologies, I didn’t share my audiogram before. My hearing is at 5db in low and medium frequencies. However, I am at 30db in 3000hz, 60db in 4000hz, 40db in 6000hz and 20db in 8000hz. As you see, I am gaining back my hearing towards 8000hz. It is different from normal hearing loss. Pure tone is overlapping with my tinnitus around 4000hz. Have you ever seen similar graph?