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April 1990

An Estimate of the Prevalence of Tinnitus Caused by Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions

Author Affiliations

From the Psychology Department, University of Maryland, College Park.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116(4):418-423. doi:10.1001/archotol.1990.01870040040010

• 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%.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116:418-423)

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