Anyone Else Have Tinnitus from TMJ?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cillian, Apr 19, 2016.

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    1. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      Just looking for a bit of info from people who have TMJ and Tinnitus?

      How bad is it?

      Will it go away with treatment?
       
    2. han nah
      Blah

      han nah Member

      Location:
      NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/ 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sound event, high freq hearing loss 2013.
      I have TMJ but I'm pretty sure my T is predominantly from sound exposure. I've been wearing a guard at night and the pain from TMJ has lessened a lot. But no change at all for the T. I live in NZ and my TMJ specialist was rather relaxed and just adjusted my guard when I saw him. I'm not sure if there could be more to be done to sort the TMJ or not, perhaps a better specialist would improve both the TMJ and also the T. Its so hard to define the causes of T and often its not just one thing. Has your sinus infection cleared up Cillian? sorry I don't know how to tag you! Hopefully your T is so recent that once the infection clears and your TMJ settles your T will go!
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I have TMJ but also Menieres that causes my tinnitus ....lots of love glynis
       
    4. i.m
      Anime

      i.m Member

      Location:
      The "Lack of English" Land: Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      18/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me: Aspartame Poisoning. For Ent: L: TMJD / R: Dunno
      I have TMJ disorder too, specially on the left side of my mouth, the exact side where I have T. I am wearing by night a neuromuscular splint, that could reduce or eliminate the T. I have to wait at least 6 month ( or less ) to have some results.
       
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    5. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      Can I ask what you experience your T to be like knowing it is related to TMJ?
       
    6. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      It's a constant ringing it's loud enough but it's not too difficult to mask
       
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    7. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Cillian Thank you for the response! Can you alter the ringing with movement (meaning can you change the tone/pitch or remove the ringing completely with jaw position changes) or is it just a stable ringing?
       
    8. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Ears Hurt havent tried but ya it's just a constant ringing
       
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    9. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      I'm meeting a member of the Irish Tinnitus Association on Friday hope it helps
       
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    10. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Cillian thank you again. Just trying to see if mine could be TMJ related due to the car accident I was in...? It is hard to say because the ringing started slowly over time then became permanent. Both of my potential causes happened around the same time, so I am left wondering. Mine is also a constant ringing. It is stronger in my right ear than my left, but I can manipulate my left ear with movement and not my right ear.
       
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    11. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      It's good to talk to other sufferers I have a constant ringing in my left and on/off beeping in my right I was diagnosed with TMJ yesterday and start treatment today week :)
       
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    12. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      I can't agree more. I think it helps getting information from each other, because I believe the people on here have more experience than most doctors out there. All I got from my ENTs is that my "ears are fine". No, my ears are not fine. I need to look into TMJ as a possible reason. May I ask what type of doctor would treat TMJ? I've been to my dentist, but he said he only does general dentistry. And what does the treatment consist of? I have heard of mouth guards to treat TMJ, but I am not sure how a mouth guard can stop ear ringing when it is protecting the teeth from grinding or clenching. Sorry, I am just trying to learn about this...
       
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    13. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      It's all new to me too @Ears Hurt im seeing a specialist on Tinnitus 2moro and I'm starting TMJ treatment next week
       
    14. i.m
      Anime

      i.m Member

      Location:
      The "Lack of English" Land: Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      18/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me: Aspartame Poisoning. For Ent: L: TMJD / R: Dunno
      Can I ask what treatment are you going to do?
       
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    15. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      Ya sure im getting a splint put in and whatever else the specialist thinks i need as I have very bad TMJ :)
       
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    16. i.m
      Anime

      i.m Member

      Location:
      The "Lack of English" Land: Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      18/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me: Aspartame Poisoning. For Ent: L: TMJD / R: Dunno
      It's like my treatment. Let's hope at least for a reduction of the sound. Let's be positive together ;)
       
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    17. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @i.m ya that's all I want
       
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    18. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      I'm seeing at DDS at the TMJ Facial Pain Clinic next week. Didn't know there was such a thing Praying for relief to all
       
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    19. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Ears Hurt wrong emoji sorry haha hope you get the help your looking for
       
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    20. N1981R

      N1981R Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm not sure if mine is caused by TMJ, but when I clench my teeth on the right side the T decreases by at least 50%! anyone hear of this?
       
    21. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      Doctors aren't able to tell if it's related to TMJ. It's just try treatment and hope for the best.
       
    22. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      Those of you suffering from TMJ - is it more a "hiss" or more a "ring"? High pitched or low? In the ear or in the head?

      Lately, I have a hiss type sound that oddly is louder when im not wearing earplugs than when I am (and I have custom molded plugs). Additionally, I can "feel" the T as much, if not more than I hear it - commonly along the skull. I can activate these same places with SCM muscle massage. Despite having moderate hearing loss and noticing this after a loud concert, I'm hopeful its muscular pattern indicates it's largely muscle related.

      Any anecdotal reports about the quality of TMJ / musculoskeletal tinnitus are very much appreciated.
       
    23. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      Mine is more of a ring that is high pitched. I can feel it too at times.

      I'm still in treatment trying to stabilize my jaw. I feel lots of movement in my ear every time I move my jaw.
       
    24. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      They can spot if jaw movements are tightened.
      Search for my posts you get a lot of info including PDF's. It's in the TMJ / Headaches / facial pain thread.
       
    25. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Codaz there is definite tight muscles around my jaw. It hurts to put pressure on certain muscles in my mouth. But even still, there is no proof this is was is causing the ringing. It may or may not be related. I am hoping the ringing subsides once these muscles don't hurt anymore.
       
    26. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Tense facial muscles are sometimes not even noticeable. It's incredible what can come from facial problems. Pain around the eyes, in the head, on the head etc. Most TMJ specialists ask if you feel pain while eating. I don't.
      Do not expect facial muscles to loosen on the short term, they won't. First stop clenching / grinding your teeth as this is counter productive towards your cure. Plus, start doing the therapy for some months. My TMJ specialist said 10 visits to start to see if his treatment helped. But the first real improvements came after 5 months with him.
      It highly depends on stress levels. More stress = more clenching = more muscle pain = more T and back to square 1.
      I didn't find any DR yet that clearly has a vision on musculofacial problems. In most hospitals it's the jaw surgeon that looks after facial problems and in my opinion they do not know enough about nerve pain as they are more focussed on jaws and jaw problems. I even visited two gnatologists and they did not look at any of the (facial) nerves nor did they look at inflammed tissue. All they do is an xray of the jaw and that's it.
       
    27. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      I don't feel the tense muscles until I put pressure on them. Pressure equals pain. I do get soreness behind the eyes and daily headaches. I don't have pain while eating either. All my pain is predominately in the ear along with fullness/pressure. I have movement in my ear with any jaw movement.
      I don't think I grind, but I do know I clench my teeth. Any tips on how to stop that? I try to be more relaxed in my face, but I am not always aware of it. I just started going to a chiropractor. I guess I need to find a good physical therapist. I am also seeing a CBT on Monday. He is supposed to specialize in distracting from the ringing and dealing with sound sensitivities. I am trying everything.
       

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