KBB-Forum 2020 , Cilt 19, Sayı 3


Öğr. Gör. Birgül GÜMÜŞ1, Prof. Dr. Figen BAŞAR2
1Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
Objective: The aim of the study is to determine how and to what extent tinnitus impact the life of the individual in adult subjective tinnitus patients without hearing loss.

Materials and Methods: "Tinnitus Handicap Inventory" and "Tinnitus Severity Index " were applied to 100 subjective tinnitus patients with normal hearing according to the pure tone average. The results obtained were compared according to gender.

Results: Although the degree of tinnitus was found in both groups at a moderate level, it was found that the total score of female participants was statistically significantly higher. The total score, functional and emotional subgroup scores of the tinnitus handicap inventory were obtained higher in female compared to male. A positive relationship was found between the degree of tinnitus and the disability it caused.

Conclusion: As the degree of tinnitus increases, its negative effect on quality of life increases. According to study data, the disability caused by tinnitus affects female more than male. Keywords : Subjective Tinnitus, Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, Tinnitus Severity Index, Normal Hearing