3 doctors weighed in:

I feel like I have background noise in my head. What should I do?

3 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tinnitis

What you're describing is ringing in the ears or Tinnitis.
A new found cause for this is jaw clenching and bruxism or night grinding of teeth. The TMJ or jaw joint is right in front of the ear and when inflamed can cause probs like this. See your dentist or physician to get started on the right track to help. There are meds to help too. : )

In brief: Tinnitis

What you're describing is ringing in the ears or Tinnitis.
A new found cause for this is jaw clenching and bruxism or night grinding of teeth. The TMJ or jaw joint is right in front of the ear and when inflamed can cause probs like this. See your dentist or physician to get started on the right track to help. There are meds to help too. : )
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
49 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available