Somatic Tinnitus

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    1. Worker

      Worker Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      lots going on at the time
      By moving my jaw, clenching my teeth and neck movements I can change my tinnitus.

      When I am walking and bending it changes throughout the day.

      Can you throw some light why this happens.

      I have no pain whatsoever.

      Thank you.
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member Clinician Benefactor

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Hi @Worker -

      A number of people can identify somatic factors that impact their tinnitus. Various mechanisms have been postulated. There is a nice review article at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2633109/.

      Unfortunately, I am unaware of any cases of severe intrusive tinnitus wherein an appreciable degree of lasting improvement has been achieved by therapies directed specifically at these somatic factors.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       

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