Ringing in the ears comes in many forms. For some it can like a whistle or clicking in the ears. Some people hear a hissing or roaring noise. For some people, the ringing is a minor annoyance that does not happen all the time.
For other people, it disrupts many of the things they do. What many people do not know is that even though they hear the noise in their ears, the problem may stem from something happening in their Jaw.
The temporomandibular joint is the spot where the lower jaw connects to the skull. It is the joint that allows the mouth to open and close. Some people have problems with this joint. It will not work properly for them and that can lead to a variety of problems, including pain, swelling and the jaw getting stuck in place. It can also lead to the ringing in the ears.
CONNECTING TMJ AND THE RINGING
Many people fail to understand how a problem with the jaw can impact the ringing sound they hear. When they learn about TMJ they find out that it often causes a clicking sound. That clicking sound is obvious and is often heard by others. No one else is able to hear the ringing sound, making it harder for people to connect it to TMJ.
The joints that connect the jaw to the skull are found near the ear on either side of the skull. It is the proximity to the ear that can allow the joints to affect the ear. They can cause the vibrations that turn into ringing in the ear.
Ringing in the ear is a symptom of TMJ but it is not the most common one. Most people will show other symptoms such as pain and swelling that goes along with the ringing. Either way, it is possible to manage the TMJ and do something about the ringing. The key is letting us know that there is a ringing in the ear.
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