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Table 2 The original version of Tinnitus Handicap Inventory

From: Factor analysis and evaluation of each item of the tinnitus handicap inventory

 Subscalea YesSometimesNo
1FBecause of your tinnitus, is it difficult for you to concentrate?420
2FDoes the loudness of your tinnitus make it difficult for you to hear people?420
3EDoes your tinnitus make you angry?420
4FDoes your tinnitus make you feel confused?420
5CBecause of your tinnitus, do you feel desperate?420
6EDo you complain a great deal about your tinnitus?420
7FBecause of your tinnitus, do you have trouble falling to sleep at night?420
8CDo you feel as though you cannot escape your tinnitus?420
9FDoes your tinnitus interfere with your ability to enjoy your social activities (such as going out to dinner, to the movies)?420
10EBecause of your tinnitus, do you feel frustrated?420
11CBecause of your tinnitus, do you feel that you have a terrible disease?420
12FDoes your tinnitus make it difficult for you to enjoy life?420
13FDoes your tinnitus interfere with your job or household responsibilities?420
14EBecause of your tinnitus, do you find that you are often irritable?420
15FBecause of your tinnitus, is it difficult for you to read?420
16EDoes your tinnitus make you upset?420
17EDo you feel that your tinnitus problem has placed stress on your relationships with members of your family and friends?420
18FDo you find it difficult to focus your attention away from your tinnitus and on other things?420
19CDo you feel that you have no control over your tinnitus?420
20FBecause of your tinnitus, do you often feel tired?420
21EBecause of your tinnitus, do you feel depressed?420
22EDoes your tinnitus make you feel anxious?420
23CDo you feel that you can no longer cope with your tinnitus?420
24FDoes your tinnitus get worse when you are under stress?420
25EDoes your tinnitus make you feel insecure?420
  1. aF represents an item contained on the functional subscale; E, an item contained on the emotional subscale; and C, an item contained on the catastrophic subscale