Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Glossary

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is pleased to provide our website visitors with a glossary of terms pertaining to tinnitus and hyperacusis. It has been adapted with permission from a document published with the Progressive Tinnitus Management program developed by researchers and clinicians at the Veterans Health Administration. The ATA Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Glossary was edited by members of the Tinnitus Today Editorial Advisory Panel.

Click here to view the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Glossary as a single PDF.

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