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Loss of hearing, jaw popping---could this be tmj?

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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Partly

The jaw popping is as issue with the joint.
In some cases fluid can build up around the joint and affect hearing, as the structures are in close proximity. An MRI of your joint in conjunction with the person treating you will help rule this out.

In brief: Partly

The jaw popping is as issue with the joint.
In some cases fluid can build up around the joint and affect hearing, as the structures are in close proximity. An MRI of your joint in conjunction with the person treating you will help rule this out.
Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Jaw popping suggests a TMJ problem. TMJ patients can have subjective (not actual) hearing loss.

In brief: Yes

Jaw popping suggests a TMJ problem. TMJ patients can have subjective (not actual) hearing loss.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

See an oral surgeon and an ENT doctor for an evaluation.
Can be TMJ or an ear issue.

In brief: Possible

See an oral surgeon and an ENT doctor for an evaluation.
Can be TMJ or an ear issue.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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In brief: YES and NO

Symptoms of tmj/tmd can include hearing problems, dizziness (equilibrium/balance difficulties, ) and other ear related problems.
But tmd can also be wrongly diagnosed if the ear/ears are the source of the problem. I would first see an ENT doctor to rule out ear/inner ear infection, etc.

In brief: YES and NO

Symptoms of tmj/tmd can include hearing problems, dizziness (equilibrium/balance difficulties, ) and other ear related problems.
But tmd can also be wrongly diagnosed if the ear/ears are the source of the problem. I would first see an ENT doctor to rule out ear/inner ear infection, etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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