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does tmj effect hearing?

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Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint area that enables the jaw to open and close. It does not typically effect hearing, since it is not associated with the ear. Periodically loud sounds from the tm joint area can noticed but this is not usually something that creates a hearing problem. If you are having a hearing problem, it should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.
Answered on Apr 15, 2015
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Dr. Burt Cohen
Dr. Burt Cohen commented
53 years experience Dentistry
I find many tmj problems can give a symptom of hearing problems. Try to obtain a orthotic and perhaps there will be a hearing help
Dec 26, 2012
Dr. Datta Malyavantham
20 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
On occasions TMJ dysfunction can mimic ear pain and hearing problems. This is due to position of condyle ( bone) of TMJ. Constant pressure on the nerve and the blood vessels creates ringing sounds and can mask hearing. The hearing problem if from TMJ disappears after orthotics . It is still important to see ENT to rule out ear problems.
Dec 26, 2012

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