Re: Pain & noises in ears
Sometimes people who have worked around loud equipment end up with tinnitus. Apparently, even listening to loud music can eventually do this. The fine hair folicles inside the ear become damaged permanently, and this is what causes the ringing in the ears as sound passes over these exposed areas.
Or sometimes it can be somewhat genetic in that if you are weak in this area, you can get it with very little irritation, while others seem to get away with more noise and no problem.
I have heard some people find relief through the use of different medications but for the most part, many people have had to endure it. Some people have a little background noise going all the time to lesson, or balance out the volume. And sometimes it can seem louder than others for some reason.
I have neck and jaw problems and I do wonder about those nerves Jenny mentioned but could be a combination of all the above.
Either way, if it is tinnitus, sorry to say that there isn't a whole lot you can do. But l agree that a check up is in order to rule out the possible causes. Don't take any chances in case there is more to it.
Don't give up on the night guard so you save those teeth!