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How can you tell if you have an ear problem or a jaw problem?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Very easy
The pain associated with ear disease is usually associated with hearing loss and pressure or fullness of the ear. The pain associated with jaw joint or muscle spasm is usually associated with normal hearing, or no recent change in hearing.
If the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is normal on inspection, it is highly unlikely that you have any problem with the ear.

In brief: Very easy
The pain associated with ear disease is usually associated with hearing loss and pressure or fullness of the ear. The pain associated with jaw joint or muscle spasm is usually associated with normal hearing, or no recent change in hearing.
If the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is normal on inspection, it is highly unlikely that you have any problem with the ear.
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