Hey guys, Still got T and that weird sound in my hearing loss ear. I am starting to slowly accept I probably am suffering from otosclerosis, when all of a sudden the past week something strange happened which made me start questioning things anew. Recently, every time I eat, I notice I need to stop and take a break because my jaw starts to hurt. I suspected TMJD, but never got around to seeing someone about it. This past week, its gotten a lot worse. Today, I had a sandwich and as soon as I was done, my "jaw" started swelling uncontrollably (well, the feeling, i looked fine) to the point where my head felt like it was exploding. I mean serious head pressure, it was hurting. Second time this week that happened. It freaked me out. Well i googled, and it seems like its the parotid gland "swelling", which is EXACTLY where the swelling regions were. I also noticed the parotid glands seem to be right where the ear is. Has anyone ever considered this when dealing with hearing loss/ potential tinnitus? It may be a long shot, but it turns out if you have parotid swelling you need to see an ENT anyway, which is funny, that theyre all related? Thoughts?