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Can an issue with my jaw cause tinnitus?

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Problems with your jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause tinnitus. You might notice popping or pain in the joint when you chew or talk. The joint shares some nerves and ligaments with your middle ear. A dentist can treat TMJ disorders and help keep ear ringing from getting worse.

SOURCES:

American Tinnitus Association: "Causes."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) (Beyond the Basics)."

Mayo Clinic:  "Symptoms and causes."

Cleveland Clinic: "Cerumen Impaction."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Tinnitus."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Tinnitus Association: "Causes."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) (Beyond the Basics)."

Mayo Clinic:  "Symptoms and causes."

Cleveland Clinic: "Cerumen Impaction."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Tinnitus."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

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