Tinnitus Archive


The Tinnitus Archive is a resource that provides quantitative information about clinically-significant tinnitus (ringing or other noises in the ears or head). It deals exclusively with subjective tinnitus (that is, tinnitus that can only be heard by the person experiencing it). Readers are referred elsewhere for information on objective tinnitus.

What is the Archive?

The Tinnitus Archive contains statistical summaries concerning the characteristics of clinically-significant, subjective tinnitus in a large group of tinnitus patients. The subjects whose data are summarized in the Archive are drawn from the Tinnitus Data Registry, a research database maintained by the Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University. The Registry was set up specifically to study tinnitus.