Tinnitus Questionnaire Links

•Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire (TRQ)


•A scale designed to assess the psychological distress of tinnitus

•Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI)


•Purpose is to identify, quantify, and evaluate difficulties due to tinnitus

•Iowa Tinnitus Handicap Questionnaire (THQ)


•Identify specific areas of patients life affected by tinnitus

•Iowa Tinnitus Primary Functions Questionnaire (University of Iowa)


•12 and 20 item versions

•Focuses on four main areas 1) Thoughts and Emotions, 2) Hearing, 3) Sleep and 4) concentration

•It has been translated into several languages and is used worldwide

•Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI)


•Looks at severity and impact of tinnitus and hearing when looking at distress of tinnitus

•“Not a problem” to “very big problem”

•Pre vs Post- Change of 13 points is considered a “meaningful change”

•Tinnitus and Hearing Survey

•Developed by the VA


•4 questions for tinnitus, 4 questions for hearing, 1-3 questions for sound sensitivity

•Can be administered on paper or over the phone to decide on appointment type

•Tinnitus Impact Questionnaire (score out of 21)

•Created by Hashir Aazh, BSc, MSc, PhD (Audiologist, Specialist in Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia Rehabilitation)

•Over the last 2 weeks, how often would you say the following has occurred because of hearing a sound in your ears or head with no external source (e.g., buzzing, high-pitched whistle, hissing...)?


•<5=No impact

•Score of 5 or 6= Mild impact

•Score of 7 or 8= Moderate impact

•≥ 9= Severe impact

•Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) score out of 21


•Scores of 8 or above indicates symptoms of generalized anxiety

•Insomnia Severity Index- 7 questions


•0–7 = Normal

•8–14 = Slight insomnia

•15–21 = Moderate insomnia

•15-21 = Severe insomnia

•Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) (score out of 27)


•0-4= no depression

•5-9= mild depression

•10-14= moderate depression

•15-19= moderately severe

•19-27= severe depression

•Screening for Anxiety and Depression (SAD-THM) (score out of 12)


•Scores ≥ 4 indicates possible symptoms of anxiety and/or depression

•Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)


•Yes definitely, yes sometimes, no not much, no not at all