Tinnitus and TMJ Clinic

WHAT IS TINNITUS?

  • Patients describe a sound as ringing squealing, hissing buzzing, or humming
  • Can be unilateral or bilateral or central
  • An internal perception of sound while hyperacusis is perceived as an external sound causing sound disorder
  • Intermittent in nature or some perceive as permanently present
  • Perception can increase and decrease with emotional or physical influences.·

(Reference Audiologists:  Kaush Troy, Audire Hearing, and Myriam Westcott, DWM Audiology)

The Mayo clinic states: the “phantom noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and you may hear it in one or both ears. In some cases, the sound can be so loud it can interfere with your ability to concentrate or hear external sound. Tinnitus may be present all the time, or it may come and go.”( https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350156)

OUR APPROACH TO TINNITUS

Following assessment by an audiologist or ENT Consultant

We take a detailed history of your condition to ascertain factors contributing to tinnitus and hyperacusis

We evaluate the contribution of:

  • your neck
  • the temperomandibular joint region
  • bruxism
  • neural sensitisation with neural tapping strategies
  • sympathetic nervous system
  • food sensitivities
  • biomechanics
  • lifestyle pressures

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