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Does Tmj Cause Hearing Loss
My mouth when I open makes a popping sound and my jaw slides over is that TMJ also does TMJ cause permanent hearing loss thanks?
ADD w/reduction: This could be anterior disc displacement with reduction, a temporomandibular joint disorder. Your eustacion tube is directly behind this joint and extreme pressure from the joint can cause abnormal hearing, usually it is more of a "stuffy" feeling in your ear canal. I would not consider this permanent, unless you never addressed the tmjd. ...Read more
No to hearing loss: Tmj disorders or temporomandibular disorders do not cause loss of hearing. It is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Light headedness is not an uncommon symptom in temporomandibular disorders. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. If hearing loss is sudden and constant, ent. ...Read more
2 dislocated TMJ disk+bone spur. Inflammation cause hearing loss left ear. Very painful. Possible infection? Taking perc+mscontin now. Will Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) help?
No: There is little, if any, relationship between pulling teeth and hearing, although TMJ can certainly result from the teeth clenching (that is unless you enjoy dental pain). ...Read more
Why do I have tinnitus without hearing loss? I have a displaced right TMJ and a popping jaw, hips, and knees. It's louder when muscles tense.
Tinnitus: Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is usually due to hearing loss. However, two other causes of tinnitus include acoustic trauma or sudden loud noise and disorders of the jaw, like temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The reason for the noise is that the muscles of the jaw are so close to the ear. It's a very common tmd symptom when there has been no noise exposure or hearing loss. ...Read more
Doctors and ent think I have tmj which cousins swelling on side of face and blocked ear passes a hearing test at the ent but ear feels full and pressu?
TMJ: See Dentist that does a TMJ care. Ask your General Dentist for referral. As physicians and ENT specialists have ruled out infection, a TMJ joint specialty department at a Dental School is a good resource. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Common innocuous causes are wax, ear fluid/infection, etc. Relatively emergent causes would be either viral or ischemic (loss of blood flow to inner ear). Unfortunately, it is difficult to distinguish for the patient what the cause of their loss may be, so the prudent thing to do is see an ENT immediately if your primary md doesn't seen an obvious cause. Early treatment may improve recovery. ...Read more
Maybe if excess iron: Thalassemia carriers (thalassemia trait) probably have the same chance of hearing problems as non-thalassemia persons have. However, thalassemia patients with severe anemia who need regular blood transfusions will get iron overload. Iron overload may cause some hearing loss. The treatment for iron overload is chelation therapy, which can cause hearing loss. ...Read more
Depends: One problem in the pre-antibiotic era was a condition where the ear bones became immobile because of chronic infections. There is even a specialty of ear docs who would replace them. With today's availability of meds and monitoring this is seldom a problem. Any time they have a middle ear infection there is a transient decline in hearing, but it usually returns to baseline after it clears with rx. ...Read more
Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read more
No: It can cause some loss due to pressure imbalance behind the ear drum. Should be prescribed medications to relieve congestion. Presume that you have seen an ent. ...Read more
A good reference chart:
http://www. Asha. Org/public/hearing/noise/.
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