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Predominant Tinnitus Sound(s)

Data Set 2: Gender Based Differences in Tinnitus Related Data Summaries

Overall Sample Number: 873

Number of patients responding to this item: 869

Format of the Questionnaire Item: View Items In Context? 1, 2       View Coding In Context? 1, 2
IN THE LIST BELOW, PLEASE CHECK SOUND(S) THAT MOST CLOSELY RESEMBLE YOUR
TINNITUS:
    [] RINGING              [] HISSING   [] SIZZLING            [] PULSATING
    [] CLEAR TONE           [] BUZZING   [] TRANSFORMER NOISE   [] POUNDING
    [] MORE THAN ONE TONE   [] HUM       [] HIGH TENSION WIRE   [] OCEAN ROAR
    [] WHISTLE              [] MUSIC     [] CRICKETS, INSECTS   [] CLICKING
    [] OTHER: _________________________________________________________________
                                      DESCRIBE

IF YOU HEAR MORE THAN ONE SOUND, WHICH SOUND IS PREDOMINANT OR MOST 
BOTHERSOME? _______________________________________________________________

I. NUMBER OF PREDOMINANT SOUNDS REPORTED
Males Females All
N % N % N %
Patients with only ONE predominant sound reported 299 47.5 112 46.7 411 47.3
Patients with MORE THAN ONE predominant sound reported 330 52.5 128 53.3 458 52.7
Column Total 629 100.0 240 100.0 869 100.0

The column totals from Table I are used as the denominators for calculating percentages in the following tables.

II. PATIENTS WITH ONLY ONE PREDOMINANT SOUND REPORTED
Males Females All
N % of 629 N % of 240 N % of 869
Ringing 163 25.9 55 22.9 218 25.1
Hissing 26 4.1 8 3.3 34 3.9
Sizzling 3 0.5 -- -- 3 0.3
Pulsating 1 0.2 1 0.4 2 0.2
Clear tone 33 5.2 5 2.1 38 4.4
Buzzing 7 1.1 4 1.7 11 1.3
Transformer noise 2 0.3 1 0.4 3 0.3
Pounding -- -- -- -- -- --
More than one tone 1 0.2 1 0.4 2 0.2
Hum 5 0.8 3 1.3 8 0.9
High tension wire 17 2.7 5 2.1 22 2.5
Ocean roar 5 0.8 9 3.8 14 1.6
Whistle 4 0.6 2 0.8 6 0.7
Music -- -- 1 0.4 1 0.1
Crickets, insects 6 1.0 3 1.3 9 1.0
Clicking -- -- -- -- -- --
Other 26 4.1 14 5.8 40 4.6
Column Total 299 47.5 112 46.7 411 47.3
III. PATIENTS WITH MORE THAN ONE PREDOMINANT SOUND REPORTED
Males Females All
N % of 629 N % of 240 N % of 869
Ringing 208 33.1 65 27.1 273 31.4
Hissing 85 13.5 35 14.6 120 13.8
Sizzling 45 7.2 21 8.8 66 7.6
Pulsating 37 5.9 21 8.8 58 6.7
Clear tone 92 14.6 19 7.9 111 12.8
Buzzing 48 7.6 36 15.0 84 9.7
Transformer noise 46 7.3 16 6.7 62 7.1
Pounding 3 0.5 7 2.9 10 1.2
More than one tone 53 8.4 16 6.7 69 7.9
Hum 31 4.9 12 5.0 43 4.9
High tension wire 78 12.4 25 10.4 103 11.9
Ocean roar 17 2.7 13 5.4 30 3.5
Whistle 44 7.0 3 1.3 47 5.4
Music -- -- -- -- -- --
Crickets, insects 32 5.1 10 4.2 42 4.8
Clicking 2 0.3 3 1.3 5 0.6
Other 49 7.8 28 11.7 77 8.9
Column Total intersecting groups.gif: Certain questionnaire items permit patients to provide multiple responses (e.g. "IN THE LIST BELOW, PLEASE CHECK SOUND(S) THAT MOST CLOSELY RESEMBLE YOUR TINNITUS:"). When such items are tallied, patients with multiple tinnitus sounds will be counted multiple times, thus raising the response total to a value greater than 100% --- --- --- --- --- ---
IV. ALL PATIENTS REGARDLESS OF NUMBER OF PREDOMINANT SOUNDS REPORTED
Males Females All
N % of 629 N % of 240 N % of 869
Ringing 371 59.0 120 50.0 491 56.5
Hissing 111 17.6 43 17.9 154 17.7
Sizzling 48 7.6 21 8.8 69 7.9
Pulsating 38 6.0 22 9.2 60 6.9
Clear tone 125 19.9 24 10.0 149 17.1
Buzzing 55 8.7 40 16.7 95 10.9
Transformer noise 48 7.6 17 7.1 65 7.5
Pounding 3 0.5 7 2.9 10 1.2
More than one tone 54 8.6 17 7.1 71 8.2
Hum 36 5.7 15 6.3 51 5.9
High tension wire 95 15.1 30 12.5 125 14.4
Ocean roar 22 3.5 22 9.2 44 5.1
Whistle 48 7.6 5 2.1 53 6.1
Music -- -- 1 0.4 1 0.1
Crickets, insects 38 6.0 13 5.4 51 5.9
Clicking 2 0.3 3 1.3 5 0.6
Other 75 11.9 42 17.5 117 13.5
Column Total intersecting groups.gif: Certain questionnaire items permit patients to provide multiple responses (e.g. "IN THE LIST BELOW, PLEASE CHECK SOUND(S) THAT MOST CLOSELY RESEMBLE YOUR TINNITUS:"). When such items are tallied, patients with multiple tinnitus sounds will be counted multiple times, thus raising the response total to a value greater than 100% --- --- --- --- --- ---
Predominant Tinnitus Sound(s)
Predominant Tinnitus Sound(s)
Predominant Tinnitus Sound(s)
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