Standardisation of Tinnitus Handicap Inventory in Hindi


Tinnitus is defined as perception of sound in ear continuously without presence of any external stimuli. It is mainly due to the activity within central nervous system without any mechanical or vibratory activity that stimulates the cochlea. It is purely subjective phenomenon that cannot be measured by the any physical scale. Tinnitus handicap inventory is very useful tool to measure the severity of impact of tinnitus on person’s life. There is lack of questionnaire in Hindi and this work will help a lot in future. The English THI was translated to Hindi by person expert in both English and Hindi. The translated THI was given to 40 people with Hindi as mother tongue for rechecking the words. The final THI (Hindi) was used in assessment of severity in 100 tinnitus patient. The observed data was analysed by using Microsoft excel. Reliability of THI Hindi was high (Pearson correlation .98, test and retest method), factor analysis indicated that TH1 Hindi has unified. The THI Hindi version is reliable. THI Hindi can be used to assessment of severity of tinnitus in Hindi speaking population.

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Singh, V., Abinashi, A.A., Kumar, R. et al. Standardisation of Tinnitus Handicap Inventory in Hindi. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 71, 1515–1522 (2019).

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