Re: Hearing loss due to TMJ???
I got this from a website, hope it helps a bit:
Since the temporomandibular joint is close to the ears, injury or irritation to the TMJ can cause various ear symptoms, such as earaches, loss of hearing, and tinnitus or ringing in the ear.
Note that these hearing symptoms are not only a result of a TMJ dysfunction. They can be caused by problems completely separated from TMJ. For example, tinnitus may be caused by working around loud noises or taking too much aspirin or ibuprofen.
For this reason, many TMJ sufferers often first see their family doctor and an ear specialist before even considering seeing a dentist. Unfortunately, many ear specialists do not seem to consider TMJ and would rather prescribe a hearing aid as a solution.