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    Ottawa, Canada
    Tinnitus Since:
    I have had tinnitus in both ears since February 1998. There are several probable causes as follows:
    In high school I banged my chin on another guy's head during a football game. This may have changed the position of my jaw.
    As my nickname implies, I had 13 mercury fillings between 1981 and 2011. These have all since been removed but my holistic dentist informed me that mercury intoxication can cause you to grind your teeth at night to try to get rid of the mercury. This can lead to bad bite, and again, cause tinnitus. TMJ, mercury, or the football accident, or maybe all three have caused my tinnitus. I have learned to live with it and it's not so bad.
    One thing I'd like to emphasize is that when I was diagnosed with TMJ in 1998, the first all-day nightguard I was given eliminated ALL my symptoms. None of the other methods I have tried since then have been as effective, so I'm going to get another one. Also, I did try an NTI and while it helped me not grind at night, it did not remove the tinnitus or TMJ.
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