Does Anyone Else Get a 'Clicking' Noise When They Swallow?

Discussion in 'Support' started by grogcat, Nov 2, 2016.

    1. grogcat

      grogcat Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I get this every time I swallow. Louder in my right ear than my left. I used to suffer from mild lockjaw as a teen, but that eventually subsided. I was told at the time by my GP that my jaw slightly dislocates on the right hand side... I think this must be the cause of my T. I was told to see a dentist... when I told the dentist about it, I was told to go back to my GP! I also have a whooshing noise in both ears. Not sure if this is related to the same thing or not.
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk.
      The whooshing needs to be checked out by ENT and your jaw could be TMJand a dental x-ray should help find that out or a Maxilofacial specialist.
      A mouth guard can help with TMJ after a mouth guard is worn for a few weeks but then used every night....lots of love glynis
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    3. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I've had it on and off for few years now. Really disturbing when it plays up but harmless really. I could never pin point why it comes back.
      It's hard to explain but it's almost like a click of the computer mouse!
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    4. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      Pretty common I think.

      I freaked out about it when I first got tinnitus, but I think I've actually experienced it for most of my life. I just never paid attention to it before tinnitus.
    5. SeekIngAlpha

      SeekIngAlpha Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Yes clicking in right ear. Whooshing noise too
    6. snow47

      snow47 Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I think pressure to jaw. I don't know.
      When I open my mouth I hear clicking sound.
    7. Coyotesheaven

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/Vascular
      I think this is pretty typical of everyone, but it may be unusual if the volume and 'force; of the clicking is really high. Mine can be a really loud clicking sound, loud enough that I can *feel* it in my ear.
      It has set off migraines, did other strange things in my ears, which is why I don't think it's normal.

      In your case if you have a past history of TMJ issues that would probably explain your clicking. The clicking is often just the top of the tmj moving when you swallow, and that part is really close to the ear.
      I hope you are going to see the dentist or a TMJ specialist about this. Because you also have pulsatile T, I would visit a a neurologist or a neurotologist too.
    8. RaZaH

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I get a clicking sound when I walk ? Or jump around ...super weird , but not when i swallow :p
    9. Konstadinos

      Konstadinos Member

      Thessaloniki, Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (diagnosed with ETD, TMJD and Straigtened Neck)
      All the time..ENT told me that it comes from the Eustachian Tubes
      (I have eustachian tube dysfunction among oth tinnitus)
    10. Brendan H
      No Mood

      Brendan H Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      So do people hear the clicking when swallowing because of hyperacusis?

      This has accompanied the elevated volume of my tinnitus over the last month and I haven't received an explanation from the medical professionals I've seen.

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