Audio Treatment for Chronic Tinnitus

Tinnitus Handicap Inventory

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tinnitus handicap inventory

Please choose one of the answers to each question.

You need to answer all the questions to get your final score.

How to interpret your score


only heard in quiet environments; very easily masked. No
impact on sleep and daily activities.


easily masked by the sound environment and easily forgotten during
daily activities. Can sometimes disturb sleep but not activities.


can be perceived even in a moderately noisy environment
loud. Daily activities can always be performed.


almost always heard and rarely masked. Causes disturbances in
sleep and may decrease the ability to perform daily activities. Consequences harmful on quiet activities.


always heard, disturbed sleep, difficulties with any activity.

How to use the player

First be sure to place yourself in a quiet environment.

Use a headphone; you should only hear your tinnitus and the frequency test.

Play the synthesizer ( PLAY / PAUSE) and adjust the volume to your convenience – ideally at the same level as the perception of your tinnitus.

In the case where you would have several tinnitus, focus on the one you most perceive.

Then vary the frequency using the previous / next arrows, until you find the frequency that best matches your tinnitus.

Do not hesitate to pause / play the sound in order to compare better.

Take your time to be as sure as possible.

Frequency range of the tool goes from 78Hz (D#1) up to 9956Hz (D#8).
The frequency area covered represents 7 octaves.
If you are not familiar with these concepts, we invite you to read our post dedicated to Frequencies and Decibels.