Tinnitus Frequency test page

So…, what is the frequency of YOUR tinnitus? Once we know this, we can tailor a program suited to YOUR brain and your tinnitus.

Question #1 – Select each audio tone below. Which best matches the basic tone that you hear most of the time?
Important: Do not compare the VOLUME. The pitch or frequency is what you need to compare.  Remember the tone that sounds most like the most prominent tone that you hear most often.

(We understand that may of you hear complex tones that are not pure.  Just get as close as you can.  You will check this match again before you begin the auditory training portion of the program.)

Question #2 – Can you hear the tones:

  • What is the HIGHest tone level on this page you can hear that you can hear as a “normal” tone?  (i.e. “Normal” Not “normal” would be a click or buzz or something noticeably unlike the tone quality of the other tones.  It is “normal” for frequencies to be harder to hear as their frequencies increase to higher pitch.   It is harder to hear, that is still “normal” if all you have to do is turn up the volume a little.)
  • What is the LOWest tone level on this page you can hear that you can hear as a normal tone?
  • Can you hear all the tones in between the “HIGHest” and “LOWest” tones you chose above as “normaltones?

Click on any tone you wish to hear.   😯  BE CAREFUL!  Be ready to remove headphones or turn down the volume IMMEDIATELY.

After you click a tone, it will start at a low VOLUME and get higher, gradually over 7 seconds, for comfort and safety reasons.  Note, the FREQUENCY stays the same for each tone track, as labeled.

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  • 14,000 -
  • 500 Hz -
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  • Tea Kettle -
  • Static -
  • Screeching -
  • Roaring -
  • Electric -
  • Buzzing or Cicada -
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(Let us know if you have trouble.)

If your tinnitus is a buzz, hum, or static, you may not be able to match it with one of these pure tones. In that case, choose the one that gets closest to the major tone you hear within the complex sound.   We address specifically at this link on our FAQs page.