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Cause of Hearing Loss - Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

A Lesser-Known Yet Common Cause of Hearing Loss

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Updated March 19, 2009

TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder, a disorder that involves the misalignment of the jaw, is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss.

Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ symptoms include headaches, jaw pain, neck and backache, and jaw clicking or popping. Hearing loss can occur if the eustachian tubes are blocked. However, the symptoms of hearing loss associated with TMJ may not be immediately apparent. Checklists are available on the web, as well as a book on TMJ.

Causes of TMJ

Many things can cause TMJ disorder. One of the primary causes is excessive gum chewing. Another is head trauma, or dental work. It is a complicated, painful condition, and there are others out there with TMJ.

Treatment and Support for TMJ

Some treatment for a jaw affected by TMJ is available. There are also books and therapy videos available:

  • Book: Take the Bite Out of Headache Pain : Accurate Diagnosis & Proper Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Is the Natural Solution to Many Pain & Dental Symptoms (compare prices)
  • Book: Orofacial Pain : Understanding Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders (compare prices)
  • Book: Taking Control of TMJ : Your Total Wellness Program for Recovering from Temporomandibular Joint Pain, Whiplash, Fibromyalgia, & Related Disorders (compare prices)
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