High Frequency Hearing Test

Discussion in 'Support' started by Louise, Feb 2, 2013.

    1. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012 worsened Jan 2017 & Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Does anyone know where I could get a hearing test tht goes about 8khz in the UK? My investigations so far have drawn a blank. Thanks.
       
    2. mick

      mick Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      Here's a do-it-yourself one: http://www.audiocheck.net/blindtests_frequency.php?frq=13

      I have not tried it myself yet. I was able to have one done by an audioligist.
       
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      Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012 worsened Jan 2017 & Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Thanks Mick. Are you not in the UK? I made a typo on that post I meant 'above' not 'about' :mad:

      How high did the one you had go up to?
       
    4. J. Wing

      J. Wing Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1999
      Louise, Quick question. Where do you live in the UK?
       
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      Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012 worsened Jan 2017 & Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I live in Yorkshire J. Wing.
       
    6. mick

      mick Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      I'm in the US. My test went up to 15kHz. It was done as part of my tinnitus consultation at a local medical school. I did have to request it. I don't think it was a standard part of the consultation. I asked for it because I had measured the frequency of my tinnitus at about 13.5 kHz, so I was curious if I really had a hearing loss there. The test showed that I did have a loss in the 12.5-14 kHz range, but I had to ask, "How do you know if it is a true hearing loss or if the tinnitus (perhaps from some other origin) is just masking external sound at those frequencies? The audiologist said, "In truth, we really don't know."
       
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      Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012 worsened Jan 2017 & Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Yes, I've wondered that question too. They can play the tones as 'warble tones' rather than straight pure-tone to get around this. I dont know if it gets around it completely though.
       
    8. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      anyone know where this can be done in New York?
       
    9. cspc
      Studious

      cspc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Really Interesting to know!! I want a test for upper frequencies too.
       
    10. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, possibly medication
      Bumping this thread as I have a question.

      @Louise: since getting tinnitus 10 months ago I had probably 5 hearing tests. The tinnitus kept increasing but the hearing is not deteriorating. However, the audiogram stops at 8 kHz. This happened both with private ents and NHS. I learned about high frequency hearing loss in this forum. I asked for a high frequency test at the hospital. My ENT told me they don't test high frequencies because the readings can be dubious, hard to interpret and misleading. He was suggesting that it is best not to test those frequencies above 8 kHz. Any opinion?

      Tagging also our resident ENT @brownbear. Thanks in advance.
       
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      Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012 worsened Jan 2017 & Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Hi,
      I ended up having one done as part of screening me for a University trial. I cant now remember what it said. I guess the only comment I have is what do you do once you find out about the hearing loss in the higher frequencies? Would it aid in finding something to help the Tinnitus?
       
    12. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, possibly medication
      It could explain increases in tinnitus in case one sees that hearing is deteriorating at the high frequencies. Other than that I am not sure
       

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