Yawning Makes Hearing Better and Tinnitus Temporarily Go Away

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jkph75, Feb 20, 2017.

    1. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I've noticed that when I yawn my hearing improves noticeably and my tinnitus goes away or almost entirely goes away, but it only lasts as long as I am yawning. Then, I can't hear as well and thet resumes as loud as before after I yawn. Anyone else have this experience or know why it happens?
       
    2. slipware
      Bookworm

      slipware Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Yes, I Think it's the eustachian tubes opening to let air through.
       
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    3. JurgenG
      Approved

      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      Did you get your jaw checked?
       
    4. Krish230
      Badass

      Krish230 Member

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced - nightclub
      My tinnitus gets louder when I yawn! No idea why.
       
    5. hopeforme

      hopeforme Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown/ear infection/noise
      Me too!
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      No. Doesn't happen if I pop my ears. Only when I am exerting pressure to my head with the yawn.
       
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      Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I did. Expert said I don't have TMJ. ENT said muscle tension in that side of my jaw. I have neck and shoulder problems on that side too. Why?
       
    8. Reinier
      Not amused

      Reinier Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explosion starting engine
      I noticed this too.
      The improved hearing, my ENT told me, was because of eardrum tension.
      I get the same effect when air from by stomach needs to escape and this partly and temporarily pressurises the middle ear.
      I can also do this by create negative pressure in my middle ear. I than noticeably get improved high frequency hearing. (4-8 kHz).
      Unfortunately it is uncomfortable to maintain this negative pressure. When I swallow pressure equalises again and I loose the advantage.
      It is a weird experience.
       
    9. JurgenG
      Approved

      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      Well sounds like that's all linked somehow, but if the doc checked it.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Seems like something is creating a pressure that we are pushing against. Do you know what that is? Do you know the cause of your T?
       
    11. Reinier
      Not amused

      Reinier Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explosion starting engine
      My tinnitus does not change when I change the pressure in my middle ear.
      My tinnitus is because of NIHL.
       
    12. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      But you can hear better... doesn't seem like you would be able to improve your hearing by using pressure if your inner ear was damaged.
       
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    13. Reinier
      Not amused

      Reinier Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explosion starting engine
      I tend to agree.
      What my ENT told me about tensioning the eardrum is something I do not understand completely.
      Especially because this does not happen with my less damaged ear (left ear).
      It could be that cochlear amplification in my good ear compensates for this effect and the bad ear has no cochlear amplification any more to compensate because of damaged outer hair-cells.

      In the end it doesn't matter. Just curiosity. Nothing is able to be fixed (yet) in the inner ear.:(
       
    14. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008 but cured and relapsed from benzos
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ssnhl/benzos/unknown
      I get low frequency tinnitus from yawning that doesn't stop
       

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