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Is it normal to get ear pain and tinnitis when you push hard against the masseter? Can this last for weeks? Can one side cause problems for both ears?

Is it normal to get ear pain and tinnitis when you push hard against the masseter? Can this last for weeks? Can one side cause problems for both ears?

Yes: Pushing the masseter muscle can hurt the ear and also close the canal. It can cause symptoms of TMJ disease, especially if there is any problems in the canal. If the canal is closed you may hear abnormal sounds or sounds that you didn't notice. It is often hard to localize the side these sounds come from. Inner ear problems can cause similar symptoms. See ENT doc. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

See otologist: Sounds like you've seen an ENT doc. I think you need a more specialized opinion. From an otologist. An otologist is an ENT doc who has done a fellowship in ear disease only. Aside from ear and TMJ, no other viable cause of tinnitus exists. Also Make sure you've ruled out TMJ not by a dentist, but a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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I've had tinnitus in both ears for my whole life. The last week my left ear has gotten louder and it giving a different buzz. Should i be worried?

I've had tinnitus in both ears for my whole life. The last week my left ear has gotten louder and it giving a different buzz. Should i be worried?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus in the absence if hearing loss may not be a serious problem. Most of the time may be due to loud noise exposure, migraines, viral infections or medications. Have your hearing tested in view of new change to determine a baseline. ...Read more

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Tinnitus from last 2months, teeth_clenching or specific_jaw_movement tinnitus becomes 5 times louder? Both ears pop when i swallo/drink?

Tinnitus from last 2months, teeth_clenching or specific_jaw_movement tinnitus becomes 5 times louder? Both ears pop when i swallo/drink?

TMJ: If you have already consulted with an ENT and no medical condition was diagnosed, see a dentist that treats tmd ( temporomandibular joint dysfunction). If the lower jaw (mandible) is in a retruded position, it can cause pressure on the eustation tube as well as the muscles of the ear that can cause the tinnitus. ...Read more

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I have ringing in both ears and a buzzing in my left ear.Diagnosed with tinnitus 12 years ago.Normal MRI this year.Should I have it rechecked?

I have ringing in both ears and a buzzing in my left ear.Diagnosed with tinnitus 12 years ago.Normal MRI this year.Should I have it rechecked?

Probably not: If your symptoms haven't changed then the findings on the MRI are not likely to have either. Wish there was more to say. If there was something else to try I would tell you after I tried it on my own tinnitus. ...Read more

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Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Pulsatile tinnitus: This is usually linked to heartbeats and commonly of no concern. Piusatile tinnitus can be caused by intracranial tumors and vascular malformations. This is of concern. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more