Hi, I’m 23 years old and I have had tinnitus for the last 4 years. I really want to get braces as I hate my teeth but I’m scared the pressure of the braces will cause my tinnitus to get worse as it does when I clench my teeth together, put pressure on my teeth etc. I have been stressing over what to do the last week. Tonight I got that pop and ringing and it’s been ringing in my right ear the last 2 hours. Is this caused by me being stressed or is this permanent ? Hoping someone can give me some advice on the braces and if this spike will go away . Thank you
Can stress bring on a tinnitus spike ... - British Tinnitus ...
Hi Amleeh, i did a stress reduction course on Monday at the ENT hospital, this is what i learnt.... Stress put our bodies into a state of hyper-arousal, where our hearing and body giving us a surge in energy and a heightened response to threats, to this will also make the T louder, it there to protect us from danger, try and reduce your stress, breathing or meditation can help calm the body down...... Exercise is good too!!
Clenching your teeth is often a sign of stress (I do it myself!). Wearing braces which help with jaw alignment might help you reduce this, and that might well help reduce your tinnitus. I know that sounds odd, but jaw issues can trigger tinnitus, and if they are fixed, the tinnitus improves.
Nic (BTA Communications Manager and Forum Administrator)
Thank you for you helpful reply. Hopefully this may reduce my tinnitus I have no hearing loss and have really bad problems with my TMj also on flights when landing I can’t relieve pressure in my left ear and it gets so painful I wonder is this all linked 🤔 doctors and dentists are not helpful when dealing with tinnitus
hi NicBTA, iv suffered with T for past 4 years which i think was triggered by an assault at work (In mental Health) i was heavily punched to the (lower-back-right side of the head) i have also suffered from work related stress and still are going through a stressful period at home, have ground my teeth in the past and also wonder if poor dental treatment may have misaligned my teeth. Do you know if anyone has reduced their T from checking teeth alignment ? (i have received a punch to the jaw in the past which i didnt get treatment for but did develop a click. Also have others reported a reduction using stress reduction techniques ? my T can now be heard easily above normal day to day sounds.
so I got my braces on they’re only on 5 days . My tinnitus does seem worse . The second I got them on I was listening to see if it had gotten worse. I don’t know is it actually worse or am I just paying more attention to it cause I think the braces made it worse. My anxiety and panic is getting worse everyday . 😔 I don’t know what to do I feel so depressed over this