Does Your Tinnitus Get Louder When Yawning?

Discussion in 'Support' started by EddyLee, Feb 12, 2014.


Does your T gets louder when yawning?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Sometimes

    1. EddyLee

      EddyLee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      My T gets 2-3 times louder when yawning and it takes few seconds to minutes to go back to normal. What's strange is that it will 100% gets back to normal faster if i listen to masking sound immediately after yawning...
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    2. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

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      Yeah! Mine too! It gets like twice as loud but the second i stop it goes back down to almost not audible without pluggin my ears... Something with our jaw movement makin that happen?
    3. Raul

      Raul Member

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    4. Stina

      Stina Member Benefactor

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      almost everyone can change the sound of their tinnitus when they move the neck, jawn, chew etc. That is because hearing and neck and face movements are all felt in the same part of the brain. In fact, this was one of the first clues for scientists that tinnitus actually happens in the brain.
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    5. AUTHOR

      EddyLee Member

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      For me, only yawning will affect my T. Manually moving my jaw, neck, eyes or anything else has no effect at all.
      I read that a yawn is a reflex of simultaneous inhalation of air and stretching of the eardrums. So i guess it's the stretching of the eardrums part that affect my T and am wondering if my T is actually caused by over stressed eardrums which does not return to it's normal state after certain condition.
    6. pef

      pef Member

      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      My tinnitus gets very noticeable when I chew gum. Very odd.
    7. mikey13

      mikey13 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/ 2014
      mine gets louder if I clench my jaw. nothing else really affects it though. at least not that I've noticed so far.
    8. I who love music

      I who love music Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Mine doubles in volume when I jut my jaw out like a monkey.
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    9. EdnaLegume

      EdnaLegume Member

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      this is me too
      yawning doesn't change it very much
    10. alibee
      No Mood

      alibee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      ?, big spike in 11/2013
      Aww no, me too! Why? What does it mean?
    11. applewine

      applewine Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial Trigger Points
      For those of you where it gets louder when you yawn, what was the cause of your tinnitus? Do you have neck/jaw/temple pain?

      BTW, I'm over in the Tinnitus, TMJ, Headaches, Neck, Facial Pain etc. Thread:

      My low tone tinnitus on my left side that is low in pitch and volume gets louder while I yawn a certain way that uses certain muslces. It only lasts during the yawn. I don't know the cause of my tinnitus, but I have neck/templ/jaw pain. If I try to fake a yawn or don't do it right it won't do anything. But I definitely know it does it when I yawn. It is the same pitch I hear when it is quiet, but louder, so I think it is the same tinnitus.

      The tinnitus on my right side is loud enough I can hear it during the daytime and it is a high pitch hissing. That noise seems to be coming from my lateral pterygoid. I have pain there. I suspect the pain from the lateral pterygoid is coming from my SCM, perhaps the clavicular division.

      Only the left side is effected by yawning. The hissing, beeping or other noises are not.
    12. applewine

      applewine Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial Trigger Points
      Jutting the jaw out is using the lateral pterygoid, this is one of the most common muscles to cause tinnitus. It may not be the cause of your tinnitus unless you have pain in this muscle. Otherwise you may simple be adding some temporary extra layer of tinnitus to your already existing tinnitus by flexing this muscle.
    13. Owen

      Owen Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      I know it's a pretty old thread, but I notice that you have a similar tinnitus trigger to me.

      Have you ever had any testing to see if there is anything that can be done to help. My tinnitus is so odd. It comes and goes, gets quieter, then louder and then disappears altogether for a bit, but 9/10, if I yawn, it will be loud again. The difference for me is that placing my smallest finger into the ear canal and creating a tiny vacuum is what I do to shut it up instantly. If I then yawn straight after a first yawn, it will be louder again, this obviously doesn't keep getting louder and louder, but 3 consecutive yawns do stack up to make it louder, but again, if I create a tiny vacuum in my ear, instantly, it is back to normal.
    14. Rosie_Rose

      Rosie_Rose Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1989? Maybe longer
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Car Accident
      It doesn't get louder - it moves to a high frequency
    15. Paromita

      Paromita Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, maybe dental and facial nerve
      Hi there!

      My T set in with some abcessed tooth on my left jaw....the teeth have now been taken out but my T remains.
      My T gets into a high frequency if I sleep with my jaw on the pillow, thus suppressing the left side of my face.

      I can feel that my jaw (temp joint specially) is inflammed from inside and feel that something has happened to my trigeminal nerve. I also have a burning feeling in my tongue and lips at times....if you have any ideas or thoughts let me know.

      The dentist does not say its TMJ because I can open my mouth wide.

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