You may not be aware that hearing loss is a common symptom of TMJ disorder. Temporomandibular joint pain often inhibits the inner ear muscles’ ability to allow the ear bones a range of motion that is necessary for proper hearing function.
While undergoing treatment for TMJ/TMD, patients often experience improved hearing as an unexpected and welcome benefit. The use of oral appliance therapy aids in the relaxation of the inner ear muscles, which can improve your ability to hear.
If you are suffering from hearing loss and wonder if it could be associated with a TMJ/TMD condition call the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey today at 855.TMJ.DOCS or 855.865.3627 to schedule an appointment.