Learn more about the 4 main causes of tinnitus

  • tinnitus from noise damage
  • tinnitus from trauma or stress
  • tinnitus from allergies or sinus
  • tinnitus from meniere's disease

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Ticking In the Ear

[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On November 11, 2008 Under Ringing In Ears, T-Gone Tinnitus, Tinnitus Relief

Do you experience ticking in the ear that you can’t simply point out the source? Then you might be suffering from tinnitus. Such unpleasing condition you would not want to have.  Tinnitus is the ringing or ticking in the ear caused by various underlying conditions. Other sufferers describe the sound as noise that appears in one or both ears in variable episodes and in mild or loud modulation. The ticking sound like a clock that emanated from the ear is sometimes audible to others about two feet away.

The ticking in the ear could indeed be a palatal myoclonus, or objective clicking tinnitus. The source of the ticking may possibly comes from the middle ear muscles connected to ossicles and nasopharyngeal muscle that vibrates. Objective tinnitus can also be caused by TMJ (temporal-mandibular joint) misalignment, and Meniere’s disease.

The common symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include:

  • Joint popping
  • Inability to chew or bite down on hard foods
  • Pain in the joint and the surrounding areas
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Plugged ears
  • Ear pain

Some of the measures undertaken for TMJ dysfunction include diet, analgesic and antidepressants – depression can worsen the dysfunction including tinnitus. By narrowing down to the most possible causes of tinnitus, it would be easier to find tinnitus treatments and cures for the condition.