Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome — Can Facial Muscle Movement Set It off?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Coyotesheaven, Aug 24, 2016.

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    1. Coyotesheaven

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accoustic Trauma, then Migraines and something else
      So, I've had a strange problem in my ear that appears muscle related along with other ear problems.

      If I laugh somewhat or cry just a little bit, I get a kind of thumping in my right ear as if my eardrum is vibrating. It can also happen when I am straining to some degree, or getting really angry and clenching my teeth. That thumping sound soon after precipitates very loud T and hearing loss in whatever frequency the T is at. It is as if I just got exposed to a firecracker going off!

      It seems as if my tensor tympani, or my staepedus muscle is going into spasm because of other muscles in my face/head contracting at the same time, thus this would be a great example of TTTS. However, I am very confused as to why the hearing never comes back.

      Does this sound like an example of TTTS, or some other, more permanent condition?

      Thank you for the help!
    2. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Good question. I have some clicking it seems some kind of winding static going on from benzo withdrawal and on Wikipedia it says it can cause TTTS but they don't list a source.

      I found this post I thought was interesting.

      Can anything be done for this?

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