Category: Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (TH)
Tinnitus perception and severity can increase in silent conditions and can vary due to race. This study examines the temporary effects of silence on tinnitus perception in Caucasian and African American normal hearing adult females. Auditory Middle Latency Response (AMLR) was used to quantitatively examine the differences in brain activity pre- and post-silence condition. A Qualtrics survey documented tinnitus perception. 53.8% of the participants experienced at least one tinnitus sound during silence with no significant differences for studied variables.
Marwa Abdrabbou– PhD graduate student, University of North Carolina at Greensboro