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I noticed that every time I suffer temporary tinnitus after going to a very loud concert, the frequency I perceive is identical. I'd put it somewhere around 17KHz, but it's difficult to pin down with any real accuracy due to the dulling effect it has on external sound sources.

Is this frequency constant across all humans? If not, what determines the frequency? Note that I'm only interested in tinnitus caused by exposure to loud sounds, not other types of tinnitus such as idiopathic tinnitus or tinnitus cased as a side-effect of medication.

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This question has been asked (and answered) on CogSci.SE as well: What's the Frequency of the ringing in my ear? –  Jeff Mar 12 '13 at 8:28
@Jeff Interesting, but rather indigestible and verbose. Would be nice to get an answer that explains things in simpler terms. –  Polynomial Mar 12 '13 at 20:27
Is this frequency constant across all humans? No. If not what determines the frequency? In part, experience. You may consider leafing through some of the references if you find the answer insufficient. –  Jeff Mar 12 '13 at 21:31

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