How Can TMJ Cause Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by nomoredreaming, Oct 28, 2015.

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    1. nomoredreaming

      nomoredreaming Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      tmj
      Just got back from the ent i had a hearing test and a ct scan and everything was perfect so she said it's definitely tmj

      how can tmj cause tinnitus??
       
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    2. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Do you have
      -pain on the jaw / face
      -clicking jaw when eating / opening mouth wide
      - occasional tension headaches ?
      If yes then u have Tmj IF not you're ent is just assuming that but not definite same thing happened to me when. First got t , but I don't know my jaw does click but no pain tried the splint at night didn't do nothing to my t anyways
       
    3. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Her question was how is it possible to have auditory symptoms because of your jaw?

      It's a very good question. No one knows really.
       
    4. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I never answered her question as u can read above because I'm no doctor to know I just replied to her ENT visit gave my opinion
       
    5. nomoredreaming

      nomoredreaming Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      tmj
      Yes alway have pain in front of the ears and itchy ear my jaw don't click tho
       
    6. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      Well, the British Tinnitus Association seem to think so but the ENT's I saw said no. Go figure!
       
    7. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      With TMJ,
      Your jaw joints and muscles get inflamed with putting pressure on your jaw through stress,jaw clenching etc,
      Your jaw joints are right by your middle ear so presure can be put on your ear.
      You might get jaw crunching ,over stretching your mouth by yawning or eating appes or popping or jaw pain when laughing or eating etc.
      The jaw irritation is felt by your middle ear and can become inflamed too.
      Sometimes you can have tingly sensations in your face..lots of love glynis
       
    8. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      i dont have pain but i got the crunchy jaw...
       
    9. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      If you have TMJ you would benefit from a mouth guard.
      You can get them in a clear rubber.
      They go over your lower teeth and stop any jaw joint pressure .
      Your dentist can make one or maxillofacial specialist...lots of love glynis
       
    10. sabrina

      sabrina Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      I have had T for over 10 years. I remember at first it was driving me mad but either a. It lessened in sound or b. I got used to it. It had not bothered me much in the last years except since 1 week ago. I came back from a relaxing vacation to being overwhelmingly stressed at work. I also suffer from reflux and had a habit of chewing gum incessantly (to ease throat discomfort) to the point that i would get jaw pain.. I did not put 2 and 2 together until seeing my ENT who said that my tinnitus getting aggravated and louder is the result of a. Stress and 2. Tmj.. She told me to stop chewing gum(i immediately did) and once the inflammation goes down, the T should subside (she gave me a few valium as well).. Its only been a week but of course the anxiety is not helping as i "wait" for it to go away. I had about a 6 hr reprieve from it a few days ago but then it came back & varies in intensity. Anyway just hoping that taking care of my jaw and stress will help.. I am trying to be optimistic but its hard.. I hate feeling sorry for myself and am trying to keep positive.. This is my first post and glad to have found some support!!
       
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    11. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Isabella 123 is there a way we could talk to your daughter? I have TMJ and I would be curious how she handled the ups and downs for such a long time.
       
    12. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      Most ENTs don't know anything about TMJ so you need to see a neuromuscular Dentist or maxillofacial specialist.
      There are many reason someone can have tinnitus and TMJ is one of them. The jaw and its muscles can pull on the inner and and nerves. Fixing the jaw issues can some times cure the tinnitus for these type of patients. If you have TMJ its worth getting it treated, there is a lot of damage TMJ can do to the head as well as teeth. not all Dentist are qualified to address this so see a neuromuscular Dentist or maxillofacial specialist.

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