Clenching Jaw Makes Some of My Tinnitus Tones Temporarily Completely Stop

Discussion in 'Support' started by Time4fix, Nov 10, 2019.

    1. Time4fix
      Ape-like

      Time4fix Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      The event
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Since a couple of months I have noise induced tinnitus from single time loud headphone use.

      During the last few days I have noticed that if I clench my jaw very hard for a few seconds some of the tinnitus tones actually completely stop for a couple of minutes. I am aware somatic tinnitus exists but I have never had anything like it before before my acoustic trauma. My tinnitus is also not affected by neck or jaw movements.

      Can anyone explain this?

      Because it almost feels like somehow the induced tinnitus can by jaw clenching temporarily overwrite it and then when I stop the clenching the noise induced tinnitus temporarily disappears with it...
       
    2. ThomasC
      Lonely

      ThomasC Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Hi

      I pretty much have the same symptom, my tinnitus can be stopped by clenching the jaw.
      One question : do you think your tinnitus is pulsatile ?
       
    3. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Same.
       
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    4. ThomasC
      Lonely

      ThomasC Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Can you really stop it ?
      I wonder common it is among tinnitus sufferers. I have found only one study mentioning tinnitus getting quieter with neck or jaw movements. Usually it is the opposite, it gets louder.
      When i clench my jaw , the tinnitus gets louder, and when I stop, it suddenly stops for a second.
      What are your symptoms ?
       
    5. Lucy MacLean

      Lucy MacLean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unkown
      Hi @Time4fix my tinnitus has gone from morse code to high pitch and it’s dreadful. Has yours calmed down now? How long were you playing the headphones for?

      Lucy
       
    6. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Dr. Susan Shore's theory on this...

      When there's a loss of auditory input, the brain tries to compensate by engaging the somatosensory system.
       

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