Poll: Changes in Tinnitus By Jaw Movement

Discussion in 'Support' started by nills, Mar 28, 2015.

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I Can Change My Tinnitus or Make It Louder By

  1. Clenching My Jaws

  2. Yawning

  3. Pushing My Bottom Jaw Forward

  4. Becomes Louder When I Do This: ... (Post Your Answer as a Reply)

  5. None of These Change My Tinnitus Volume

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    1. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Just wanted to see how many of us can change there T volume by moving their jaw. I can change it however I don`t consider myself a TMJ patient. Or maybe I should?

      this is the purpose of the POLL, to see how many of us can modulate it and to see if it is considered TMJ or just an extra feature of Tinnitus in general.
       
    2. Rudi Belgium

      Rudi Belgium Member

      Mine too. But my tinnitus is synchron with heatbeat. No whooshing but a high pitch sound. I can change this PT from my right ear to left ear by moving my neck. Pushing on head open jaws etc is changing my tinnitus ..
       
    3. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      moving my jaw to the left reduced the sound, open mine mouth wide open reduced the sound. Moving mine jaw forward the sound increased. Pushing on my left skul the sound increased. Mine T sound is a high hissing sound. Days when i only can hear it in silent and days when i hear it over the tv. Never stable.
       
    4. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      If I push push my jaw forward the volume increases alot and sound in general changes ... as long as I hold the jaw in this position it stays like that ... when I release it goes down again (however leaves a bit of louder T for a little while) ... is this TMJ? Should look this stuff up cause know very little about it.
       
    5. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Look at dr susan shores explanation of somatic t. i had tmj long b4 t...treatments for tmj/somatic causes have made no impact on the severity of my t and h.
       
    6. Methos1979
      Lucky

      Methos1979 Member

      Location:
      Seacoast, NH
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1975
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Military accident
      If I open my mouth wicked wide it gets really loud, more in the right ear. Also, pushing down on my lower teeth does the same.
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
    7. skoupidis

      skoupidis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma or mvc
      Do you mean heart beat? How can you describe your tinnitus? Like a high pitch sound? Is it intermitent? Or fluctuating?
       
    8. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Yes, this is very common to over 80% of people with tinnitus. Somatic T. Many people tend to associate this to TMJ but very few people actually have TMJ. Almost no one has perfect jaw alignment and many people with T get convinced by the movement of their jaws and T increase and their dentists that they have TMJ or some related form. In the end, they spend lots of money on TMJ treatments and appliances that do not work.

      "TMJ" Therapy: A Confusing Muddle
      http://www.dentalwatch.org/questionable/tmj.html

      Best Treatment for TMJ May Be Nothing
      www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/health/03brod.html?_r=0
       
    9. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Some people I know who don't have tinnitus, can cause temporary ringing in their ears by jutting their jaw forward. I think this is normal.
       
    10. uncle vikin
      Musical

      uncle vikin Member

      Location:
      nashville tennessee
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subjective tinnitus r ear cause ( unknown)
      Could be a change to the eustachian tube.If I tense my neck it greatly affects my T .I think mine is due to an infection hope it did not do damage it seems to be fading.If it does not fade in the next few weeks then its here to stay and I will go back to believe it is a nerve brain via auditory problem like most doctors think.T is a hard one to treat but one can manage it. H mabe another animal all together.Danny Boy and Vikin think they have a cure w keppra will wait and see.Wish them we'll with it but as of yet I don't have H.Susan Shore has a great video on the somatic nervous system and T.
       
    11. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Viking is already cured, as he's off keppra and his h hasn't came back.
       
    12. uncle vikin
      Musical

      uncle vikin Member

      Location:
      nashville tennessee
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subjective tinnitus r ear cause ( unknown)
      This is great news Danny Boy .
       

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