Grasshopper-Like Tinnitus Sound — From TMJ? Sinusitis? Neck Tension?

Discussion in 'Support' started by allu1112, Nov 14, 2021.

    1. allu1112

      allu1112 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I’m new in this forum. I have had tinnitus at least since 2019. I believe that I have had it even earlier but I have ignored it. I remember that I have heard that strange background noise.

      Lately I have heard high frequency “grasshopper like” sound. That started nine days ago. I visited the doctor and there was no infection in my ears. It becomes louder when I breathe deeply or open my mouth widely. The new sound bothers me 24/7 nowadays.

      What could have caused this new sound? Earlier this year I have had TMJ problems, sinusitis infection and problems with neck tension.
       
    2. Brian P

      Brian P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ménière’s disease
      Noise.
       
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    3. Forever hopeful
      Depressed

      Forever hopeful Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015 resolved, 4/20 L ear, increase 2/21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2015,noise,2020-21 SNHL
      All the above. I have neck tension and TMJ. TMJ is bad. And the worse it got I developed the same noise as you. Try some treatment for TMJ and neck. I finally found something on my phone app that is high-pitched enough to mask it. Sleeping is very tough. I noticed that when I chew on etc. it’s much louder. Sometimes when I move my head to side to side. I’m starting physical therapy for my neck and TMJ and hoping it will help.
       
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    4. Brian P

      Brian P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ménière’s disease
      Same with the TMJ and neck. It’s somatic tinnitus. It’s ear damage. Now we can hear the nerves in our jaw and neck firing. Lucky us!
       
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    5. Wrfortiscue
      Probing

      Wrfortiscue Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      I think once our ears are damaged it starts affecting everything else. Head, neck, jaw etc. At least most of us have the symptoms like that.
       
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    6. Stacken77
      Wishful

      Stacken77 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise (likely headphones & cars), Acoustic trauma did me in
      Exactly. I think a lot of people think they have perfect hearing, and have always taken care of their ears, hence why they don't want to believe their ears are damaged. I think anyone who lives a normal life in our society damages their hearing, just the sound of vehicles passing by can cause damage. The tinnitus or hyperacusis may not set in immediately, and it could very well be triggered by stress or tension, and it could very well be modulated by posture and jaw movements, but it's ultimately ear damage that's the root cause. That's just how I personally see it.
       
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    7. Forever hopeful
      Depressed

      Forever hopeful Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015 resolved, 4/20 L ear, increase 2/21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2015,noise,2020-21 SNHL
      I disagree. I don’t think that TMJ is necessarily causing true ear damage in the sense that you have sensory neural hearing loss. It is impacting your hearing because of inflammation and pressure but it’s conductive, not sensorineural. That’s a big difference. Conductive is at least treatable.
       
    8. Wrfortiscue
      Probing

      Wrfortiscue Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      Exactly. Everyone including me in the beginning wanted to believe it was somatic haha. I think most people have hearing damage and a tiny few actually have somatic.

      I have yet to see any TMJ/neck tinnitus folks get cured after fixing their “issue”. We are all chasing tails in the end.
       
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    9. Wrfortiscue
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      Wrfortiscue Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      I get that but how many folks cure their tinnitus by treating TMJ... just saying. :(
       
    10. Forever hopeful
      Depressed

      Forever hopeful Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015 resolved, 4/20 L ear, increase 2/21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2015,noise,2020-21 SNHL
      I personally know of two. I’m not saying it’s going to work for me but I personally know of two. I’d be happy with some improvement.
       
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    11. Wrfortiscue
      Probing

      Wrfortiscue Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      That’s awesome :) I have jaw issues too which causes headaches and it sucks lol. I wish us both recovery.
       
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