Best Ways to Measure the Intensity / Level of Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by R0B, Apr 25, 2021.

    1. R0B

      R0B Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Does anybody have any recommendation for measuring the intensity/level of tinnitus? I will be trying different remedies in an effort to decrease the intensity of it and wants to every so often check in on it.

      I have an app called Sonic (iPhone) which allows me to change the pitch and volume of it. That way I can match it to what I hear and see what the pitch and volume are at. One of the problems is that when changing the volume up/down the jump is too large, I think it goes up/down 10% is my guess. I'm hoping for a finer measurement than 10%.

      Any suggestions on how you measure your tinnitus or app suggestions would be appreciated. I was also thinking that using an app on the desktop might be better, not sure though.
    2. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      You could measure masking levels with a decibel meter and an external noise source, but honestly, if it gets quieter I feel like you'll know without that. It will be less intrusive and you'll feel lighter :)

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