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TINNOW indicates whether the respondent had tinnitus or ringing in the ears "now." TINNOW was part of the 1984 Supplement on Aging, which included several other hearing-related variables, including:

  • HRPROB Now has hearing problem
  • HRMOSTSAIDHears most things people say (with hearing aid)
  • HRFEWORDSHears only few words (with hearing aid)

For other hearing-related variables available for all years, see HEARING. For more variables on tinnitus specifically, see TINYR.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+.


  • 1984