How Bad Should TMJ Be to Suspect It as a Cause for Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by AnxiouslyWaiting, May 22, 2020.

    1. AnxiouslyWaiting

      AnxiouslyWaiting Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety maybe?
      I've had tinnitus in one of my ears for the past 2 months following a stressful period. I have been lurking the forum for the past 2 months and I see TMJ is a common cause.

      I wouldn't say I have bad TMJ, my jaw does however crack/click when I open my mouth further than the halfway point on the same side as I have the tinnitus. My jaw has done this for as long as I remember.

      Moving my mouth doesn't affect my tinnitus except when I push my bottom jaw far forward which creates a different sound to my normal tinnitus. Yawning also affects it but just opening my mouth to the same point as a yawn doesn't affect it.

      Does anyone think this is bad enough to suspect as a potential cause for my tinnitus?

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