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What Causes Ringing in the Ear?

Have you ever heard a neighbor’s car alarm going off for hours on end? That’s kind of what it’s like to live with tinnitus. The only difference is that your neighbor can’t turn off the noise. Tinnitus doesn’t end until you find a treatment that works. The best way to find a treatment that [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on What Causes Ringing in the Ear?

How Tinnitus Can Impact Your Quality of Life

Imagine having a constant ringing noise in your ears. Sounds annoying, right? For some people, this sensation known as tinnitus can have a huge impact on their quality of life. Most often it causes temporary symptoms, but some people experience persistent and severe symptoms that can make every day feel bothersome. Fortunately, at TMJ [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Tinnitus|Comments Off on How Tinnitus Can Impact Your Quality of Life

That’s Not an Ear Infection

For a person suffering from inner ear pain, the dentist is probably the last place they would expect to find treatment. In some cases, however, seeing a dentist about your ongoing inner ear pain could save you from months or even years of ear pain and costly antibiotics. If your family doctor or ear [...]

By |August 25th, 2020|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on That’s Not an Ear Infection

Tinnitus & TMJ: Partners in Crime

There’s an old wives’ tale that says when you hear a sharp ringing in your ears, that means someone is talking about you. Depending on who you hear it from, they might even add that ringing in the left ear means the talking is good while ringing in the right means the opposite. The belief [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on Tinnitus & TMJ: Partners in Crime

Can Your Thoughts Control Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a disruptive, even disabling symptom, although it’s often hard to track down what it’s a symptom of. People with tinnitus may have difficulty working, and they can experience a significant mental health burden, which may include depression and even suicide attempts. One of the most serious obstacles for tinnitus sufferers [...]

By |December 28th, 2017|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on Can Your Thoughts Control Tinnitus?

Not All TMJ Symptoms Are In Your Jaw

For people suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ, there are a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Jaw pain is a common indicator of the disorder, as is the tendency to clench or grind teeth. Some people experience popping or clicking sounds when they open [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Headache, Jaw Pain, Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on Not All TMJ Symptoms Are In Your Jaw

What’s That Ringing? It Could be the Sound of TMJ Disorder

Those afflicted by the chronically uncomfortable condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) endure multiple symptoms, some of which — including headaches, jaw pain and difficulty chewing — provide a direct link to TMJ in the presence of one another. Other indicators, such as tinnitus, can prove more elusive but no less [...]

By |June 8th, 2016|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on What’s That Ringing? It Could be the Sound of TMJ Disorder

The Importance of Evaluating Your Tinnitus

One of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is tinnitus. TMJ can cause tinnitus because the three small bones that make up your inner ear are housed behind your jaw joint. Tension and pressure created by TMJ can cause muscle spasms that create ringing and buzzing in your [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on The Importance of Evaluating Your Tinnitus

Cure Tinnitus with a Patch? Unlikely

There are many effective medical treatments available as a patch. Birth control. Pain relief. Stop smoking aids. All these patches work by slowly releasing medication into the body. However, a new technology proposed to treat tinnitus uses a completely different patch technology to try to treat tinnitus. Called Antinitus, the patch claims to [...]

By |December 31st, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Cure Tinnitus with a Patch? Unlikely

Student Composes to Combat Tinnitus

Daniel Fishkin, a Wesleyan University graduate student in music, recently debuted his new creation: "Composing the Tinnitus Suites:2014." It is a piece that he describes as his life's work, and one that he hopes will help find a cure for tinnitus. Composing against Tinnitus Fishkin first developed tinnitus when he was working on [...]

By |November 10th, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Student Composes to Combat Tinnitus

Does Cell Phone Use Lead to Tinnitus?

Can using your cell phone cause tinnitus? Frankly, at this point, we don't know the answer to this question, and it's a little frustrating because there have been a few interesting studies, but not enough follow-up. Cell Phone Use and Tinnitus There have been two studies focused specifically on the use of cell [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Does Cell Phone Use Lead to Tinnitus?

New App Lets You Mask Tinnitus with iPod

In early September, the FDA gave clearance to the Levo system, a software-based tinnitus treatment designed for use on the iPad and iPod Touch. Utilizing proven neuroscience principles, the software allows you to create a custom masking sounds that you can listen to with your iPod at night. Built for Patient Benefit Levo [...]

By |September 18th, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on New App Lets You Mask Tinnitus with iPod

Have Another Cup of Joe: Caffeine May Protect from Tinnitus

For a long time, it was thought that caffeine contributed to tinnitus risk, but without good data. Now a new study of the connection between caffeine and tinnitus shows that caffeine may actually protect from tinnitus. Large Study of Nurses The new study, published in the American Journal of Medicine, used diet data [...]

By |August 20th, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Have Another Cup of Joe: Caffeine May Protect from Tinnitus

Tinnitus Rewires Brain’s Emotions

People with tinnitus often report depression, anxiety, stress, irritability, and other emotional problems that diminish their quality of life, but until now, no-one has really explored the connection between tinnitus and emotions. Now researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show how people with tinnitus [...]

By |August 20th, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Tinnitus Rewires Brain’s Emotions

Attractive People Less Likely to Get Tinnitus

Recent research shows that attractive people are less likely to get chronic illnesses including tinnitus, which researchers say shows that attractiveness is a sign of healthy genes and plays an important evolutionary role. Attractiveness and Illness Researchers from the University of Cincinnati and elsewhere looked at the medical records of 15,000 people that [...]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Attractive People Less Likely to Get Tinnitus

New Drug Treatment May Help Tinnitus

If you need any confirmation of just how mysterious tinnitus is, you need only look at one interesting fact: it's one of a very small number of conditions that currently doesn't have any drugs approved to treat it. The US medical community is very big on drug treatments, and if they could come [...]

By |June 25th, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on New Drug Treatment May Help Tinnitus

Your Jaw Can Make You Hear Things: New Tech Highlights TMJ-Tinnitus

We have talked before about how our Perspective on the TMJ-Tinnitus Connection: Your Ear Bones Are Jaw Bones provides striking evidence of the connection between TMJ and tinnitus. Now a new technology designed to restore hearing using your teeth shows how the jawbone can produce sounds in your ear. The SoundBite Technology The new [...]

By |February 26th, 2014|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Your Jaw Can Make You Hear Things: New Tech Highlights TMJ-Tinnitus

Tinnitus Treatment Device Manufacturer Moving to Denver

Neuromonics, a manufacturer of tinnitus treatment devices, is moving its headquarters from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Westminster, Colorado, a suburb north of Denver. Neuromonics is looking to join Colorado's growing medical device manufacturing sector, the sixth largest in the nation, and take advantage of the high quality of life offered by the Denver area. What Are [...]

By |November 12th, 2013|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Tinnitus Treatment Device Manufacturer Moving to Denver

Why Are There No Prescription Drugs Approved for Tinnitus?

These days, there are medications to control, prevent, or cure virtually any condition that afflicts us. However, some conditions resist pharmaceutical treatment, such as tinnitus, which currently has no FDA-approved drug treatments. Why? It's Not for Lack of Trying . . . There have been numerous attempts to find good drug treatments for [...]

By |November 6th, 2013|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Why Are There No Prescription Drugs Approved for Tinnitus?

Tinnitus Masking Devices: When You Can’t Live with Tinnitus or Treat it

Tinnitus is one of the more mysterious symptoms of TMJ. The strange sounds that people hear can range from ringing to buzzing to clicking or even what sounds like mumbled talking. For sufferers, tinnitus can be unbearable, a distraction that makes focusing impossible. It may also make it hard for people [...]

By |November 6th, 2013|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Tinnitus Masking Devices: When You Can’t Live with Tinnitus or Treat it

TMJ Tinnitus Strikes Younger Women More

Tinnitus is as mysterious an illness as TMJ, and the two are frequently associated. TMJ is commonly listed as a potential cause of tinnitus, although there are disputes about whether TMJ actually causes tinnitus as well as the mechanism by which TMJ causes tinnitus. However, researchers have found substantial evidence that tinnitus associated [...]

By |October 14th, 2013|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on TMJ Tinnitus Strikes Younger Women More

Aural Symptoms a Potential Sign of TMD: Study

People who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder experience a range of vague symptoms that are as confusing as they are unpleasant. Many times, people don't even realize they have TMD, because they fail to see a link between all their unpleasant symptoms. Study Shines Light on Aural Symptoms Temporomandibular joint disorder causes a myriad of [...]

By |March 1st, 2013|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on Aural Symptoms a Potential Sign of TMD: Study

Tinnitus Isn’t Something You Have to Live with

Tinnitus is a big problem for numerous Americans, who are forced to endure incessant ringing, whistling or buzzing inside the ears. In search of relief, desperate sufferers often turn to all sorts of alternative remedies, only to find themselves stuck with the same symptoms after treatment. Recently, a group of researchers sought to assess the [...]

By |July 24th, 2012|Tinnitus|Comments Off on Tinnitus Isn’t Something You Have to Live with

Study Suggests Hearing Loss and Sleep Apnea May Be Linked

After researching one of Taiwan’s largest health insurance databases, Dr. Jau-Jiuan Sheu of the Taipei Medical University Hospital and his team of researchers found a possible link between sleep apnea and sudden deafness. The study reviewed over 1 million Taiwanese health records pulled from the database, and it was quickly found that 3,200 patients of [...]

By |May 28th, 2012|Sleep Apnea, Tinnitus|Comments Off on Study Suggests Hearing Loss and Sleep Apnea May Be Linked
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