Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

First Advisor

Darah Regal


Tinnitus, a growing concern among adults, is the perception of sound without an external acoustic source. Tinnitus can sound like ringing, buzzing, and clicking and is typically caused by noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of noise, which damages the cochlea, and can be temporary or permanent. The purpose of this study is to determine if there are any common factors or characteristics in Acoustic Reflex, standard pure tone and/or Extended High-Frequency testing results between two groups: people who report and do not report tinnitus. This study explores whether Acoustic Reflex testing and Extended High- Frequency audiometric testing results will provide quantitative evidence of ear pathology associated with tinnitus.

Subject Area

Tinnitus; Acoustic reflex; Audiometry

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