Why is tinnitus louder when I put pressure on my head?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Leah, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Leah

    Leah Member Benefactor

    Location:
    Chardon, Ohio USA
    Tinnitus Since:
    2007
    Such as head on pillow, bending neck? 2am hard time resting.
    Thanks everyone.
  2. divij

    divij Member

    Tinnitus Since:
    09/2013
    are you sure its cause of what you said or is it louder because you are in a quite environment?
    btw i feel the same thing....but it bothers me less now than when i initially got it!
    also i think i have tmj...i can hear constant clicks when i move my jaw.
    sadly neither of these 2 conditions (tinnitus, tmj) can be diagnosed to the best of my understanding.
  3. Leah

    Leah Member Benefactor

    Location:
    Chardon, Ohio USA
    Tinnitus Since:
    2007
    I can make the sound even louder by changing head position. Especially putting it on a pillow or tilting head backwards.
  4. JTP
    No Mood

    JTP Member Benefactor

    Location:
    Finland
    Tinnitus Since:
    5/2013
    You might benefit from neck massage. Until then do not tilt your head backwards:)
  5. Liesel

    Liesel Member

    Location:
    California
    Tinnitus Since:
    7/2013
    TMJ can absolutely be diagnosed and treated. I had issues with TMJ four years ago, and underwent treatment successfully. Most people can be treated with just a simple mouth guard.
  6. divij

    divij Member

    Tinnitus Since:
    09/2013
    there are studies done to show that a mouth guard has no efficacy in treating tmj. Indeed MANY studies show that it may WORSEN tmj. neways...i cant say nething conclusive on this but DONT use it if ur tmj isnt bothering u!

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