I've had two different hearing tests since June. The first was preformed by an ENT, the last one was with an audiologist and a bit more complex. Both tests came out fine, thus meaning no hearing loss. However I also did a threshold test for my H the last time around and the audiologist clearly confirmed my condition, as I already knew of course. But if I don't have a hearing loss or a noise conflicted T, could I then have H caused by acoustic trauma? This puzzles me cause I must admit I don't trust these hearing tests more than I trust a crack user with the keys to my apartment. If normal, young, healthy human ears can hear frequencies as low as 20Hz and as high as 20,000Hz. How can a test that only covers up to 5000hz be ample enough to discover hearing loss? The normal standard testing covers the range of 250Hz to 8,000Hz, as most sounds of speech occur in this frequency range. When I asked the audiologist if I could have a hidden hearing loss she just replied "humans don't hear that high". Well so what? If my cochlea or inner hair cells are damaged and I'm not able to physically receive the high frequency airwaves then this lack of feedback will end up as a generated phantom noise, aka T. So how do they explain the H? How does one go about putting a precise diagnose based on cause and effect? And why did the audiologist say we can't hear those high frequencies when we actually can when we are young? HOW young? HOW much? I accept that age has killed some of the sharpest hearing abilities (I'm passed 40) but if my T is not caused by acoustic trauma and/or inner ear damage, then what caused the H?! They say that more than 40% of all T victims have H, so if T&H is almost like salt & pepper, then why is the H not caused by the same thing as the T? When I asked "what do you think caused my H?" both ENT's and the audiologist replied that "it had something to do with my hearing". When I raised the exact same questions in regards to my T they all replied "it's impossible to really know". Somethings not right with that conclusion. It doesn't add up, cause the same people also said that most people with T have a hearing loss. I'm beginning to really doubt the authenticity in these explanations. Anyone here that struggles with the same dilemma? This two headed dragon called T&H? What did your assessment say about your H? Please share and feel free to publish your own theories on this. As this forum shows we are obviously at least as capable as any medical "pro" dealing with our condition.