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Old 19 December 2011, 21:19
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Originally Posted by JustinL View Post
Yes that is what I was trying to explain.

Generally speaking 'tinnitus' is used to describe the subjective sounds one hears due to pathology within the auditory pathway. If you were to come into my office complaining of hearing noises and I found an AVM I would not say your problem is tinnitus but an AVM. Perhaps I am just splitting hairs.
That's what I assumed. The website was more for the non-medically astute among us.

ETA: Objective tinnitus is the term used in the VA rating schedule, so that's why I threw it out there.
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