Mini Tinnitus Questionnaire

Mini TQ12

The purpose of this questionnaire is to find out whether the noises in your ears/head have had any effect on your moods, habits or attitudes. Please mark the answer that applies to you to each statement (only one answer is possible). Then click the "evaluate" button.



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I am aware of the noises from the moment I get up to the moment I sleep.
Because of the noises I worry that there is something seriously wrong with my body.
If the noises continue my life will not be worth living.
I am more irritable with my family and friends because of the noises.
I worry that the noises might damage my physical health.
I find it harder to relax because of the noises.
My noises are often so bad that I cannot ignore them.
It takes me longer to get to sleep because of the noises.
I am more liable to feel low because of the noises.
I often think about whether the noises will ever go away.
I am a victim of my noises.
The noises have affected my concentration.



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Original Items from R. Hallam, 1984

© Hiller, W. & Goebel, G. (2004): Rapid assessment of tinnitus-related psychological distress using the Mini-TQ; International Journal of Audiology 43: 600-604; Goebel, G. & Hiller, W. (1999): Quality management in the therapy of chronic tinnitus. In: Hazell, J. (Ed.): Proceedings of the sixth International Tinnitus Seminar, Cambridge. Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center, London: 357- 363



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