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Why am I getting whooshing sound in ear while opening jaw?

This problem concers my ear. When i open up my jaw and close it i get a swoshing sound inside my right ear. I don t need to put any pressure on my jaw, just open it, and when i do the closing motion the sound come. Even if i do a slow motion of closing my jaw the sound go slower just like my motion. I have never had any previous problems with my ear.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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The swooshing sound that you hear in your right ear is known as Tinnitus.

Straining causes dilatation of blood vessels, increasing the blood flow and hence tinnitus. This type of tinnitus is due to turbulent blood flow.

Since it occurs or changes when you strain, it may also be related to change in blood pressure and the calcification / plaques in the blood vessels of the neck and brain. Atherosclerosis causing turbulent blood flow in the carotid arteries is only one of many causes of tinnitus.

Other cause such as cervical spondylosis may be considered if there is accompanying dizziness. Tinnitus may also be drug induced.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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