subjective tinnitus

   The term subjective tinnitus refers to a type of * tinnitus (i.e. 'ringing in the ears') that can only be perceived by the affected individual. The term is used in opposition to the term * objective tinnitus, which refers to rare type of tinnitus in which an actual sound can be perceived by a third person, emanating from the affected individual's ear. It has been estimated that subjective tinnitus makes up 95% of all cases of tinnitus.
   Henry, J.A., Dennis, K.C., Schechter, M.A. (2005). General review of tinnitus. Prevalence, mechanisms, effects, and management. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48, 1204-1235.

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