Tinnitus can have several different causes — overexposure to loud noise, earwax buildup, hearing loss due to age, or even medication side effects.
It Might Be Your Jaw’s Fault
- The human jaw can generate over 260 pounds of force at the molars, and unless this pressure is perfectly balanced it can throw the delicate balance of the jaw’s muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments into disarray.
- The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is where your jaw connects to the side of your head, right in front of the ears. It one of the most complicated joints in the body and has a specialized structure and tissue makeup, and any disruption of its balance can result in symptoms like tinnitus.