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I have tinnitus and hyperacusis caused by TMD. Does TMD damage my ears and will it get worse over time?

I have tinnitus and hyperacusis caused by TMD. Does TMD damage my ears and will it get worse over time?

It can: Tmj/tmd can exhibit many symptoms, including tinnitus (ringing in the ear and neck pain. But a neck problem can also be causing the TMJ and/or the tinnitus. So it can be related or maybe not. Many people have tinnitus without having any TMJ issues. I would try and see an ent. Tinnitus is a difficult problem to solve. Sometimes it can be caused by poor blood flow from the neck up. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Sensitive Hearing (Definition)

Hyperacusis (sensitive hearing) is a clinical finding in which a person is more sensitive to hearing sounds, making louder ...Read more


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Are there any your conditions similar to hyperacusis that are caused by sinus blockage of some sort and would make me sensitive to white noise?

Are there any your conditions similar to hyperacusis that are caused by sinus blockage of some sort and would make me sensitive to white noise?

Sinus or migraine: Sinus disease and migraine headaches often are confused. Many patients with migraine have facial pain and are bothered by bright light and sounds. They also may experience visual changes prior to be headache coming on. Sinus disease usually has nasal obstruction fever and nasal discharge. An evaluation either by an otolaryngologist comfortable in treating migraine or neurologist may help. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause extremely sensitive hearing?

Can anxiety cause extremely sensitive hearing?

Anxiety: Anxiety can cause different symptoms the sensory responses to certain stimuli can be very exaggerated or intense.Hypersensitivity to touch light sounds can be one of these best will be to get an assessment to find other causes and get treatment if needed all the best. ...Read more

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Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?

Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?

Difficult problem: You probably have permanent damage to your nerve. Avoid Aspirin containing products. Avoid loud noises and activities that can cause barotrauma, such as diving. If you have seen a specialist for this condition, i don't have anything to add. You might want to look at american tinnitus association home page for further ideas. ...Read more

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I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child. Doesn't Meningitis cause hearing loss?

I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child.  Doesn't  Meningitis cause hearing loss?

Meningitis : Yes, bacterial meningitis is the most common cause of deafness in children. Viral meningitis usually has no long term effects, except certain viruses such as for example mumps that can cause meningitis/encephalitis and deafness ...Read more

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How to know if I have hyperacusis?

How to know if I have hyperacusis?

Noise reaction: If you have hyperacusis, sound will be magnified and irritating. There will be little question of your sensitivity if you possess it. ...Read more

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What to do if i suffer from hyperacusis. I'm sick of it and i need help?

Problem within ear: This can be secondary to issue with facial nerve which enervates a muscle within the inner ear via the chorda tympani branch. See an otolaryngologist for further help. ...Read more

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Pain relief for hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis: You may try ear plugs. You hearing will always be sensitive. If it is too sensitive, an otologists will be able to put some tissue over the oval window and round window to dampen the noise. This will help the noise not seem so loud. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more