Can Tinnitus cause blurred vision?
Blurred vision isn’t really caused by Tinnitus, but it can be a symptom of what is causing your tinnitus in the first place. Many patients that have TMJ/TMD also complain of having ringing in the ears.
TMJ is a disorder of the temporomandibular, or jaw joint. This causes pain with the movement of the jaw and the surrounding muscles, ligaments and nerves.
The main causes of TMJ are that the jaw joint itself, is worn down, the jaw joint becomes abnormal in shape due to injury, or it can occur in people who have arthritis which effects the joint.
People with TMD can experience severe pain and discomfort that can be temporary or last for many years. More women than men experience TMD and TMD is seen most commonly in people between the ages of 20 and 40.
Common symptoms of TMD include:
- Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
- Limited ability to open the mouth very wide
- Jaws that get “stuck” or “lock” in the open- or closed-mouth position
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth (which may or may not be accompanied by pain)
- A tired feeling in the face
- Difficulty chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite – as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly
- Swelling on the side of the face
Other common symptoms of TMD include toothaches, headaches, neckaches, dizziness, earaches, and hearing problems, such as tinnitus.
Several findings show a strong relationship between TMJ, tinnitus, and subjective hearing loss. Approximately one-third of the individuals suffering from tinnitus reported an influence on tinnitus by jaw movements, or pressure on the TMJoint.