I had a basal cell carcinoma removed on my left cheekbone next to the ear that has the pain and humming tones. I don't know why I developed this sort of T and was thinking it was jaw related at it is out of alignment, tight and sore. I also have cervical spine pathology. The sounds and thumping are obviously worse after having surgery, that was pulling on nerves during cutting and being sewed up. that made my jaw even tighter than ever. It made me upset thinking that maybe I have some sort of middle ear pathology that is worsening and I am not getting treated? I do have a stiff eardrum on that side which a neurologist said could be related to tight muscles but I am starting to wonder since it's not improving after almost four months if it's middle ear damage from something I am unaware of. I can barely open my mouth and the ear hurts and hums and thumps. Can your middle ear have something wrong and ENTs 'missed it? Or since the jaw and ear pain are so bad is it more likely related to that? I don't even know what I am asking anymore. Help!!!