- noise-type tinnitus
- A term used to denote a type of tinnitus (i.e. 'ringing in the ears') characterized by a band of noise rather than a single tone. Noise-type tinnitus may present in the form of a hissing sound, for example. It is considered the most prevalent type of tinnitus. The term noise-type tinnitus is used in opposition to the term * tonal tinnitus.ReferencesVernon, J.A., Sanders, B.T. (2001). Tinnitus. Questions and answers. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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