Hi. thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.
There is a tubal connection between the middle ear and throat. Tubal block
along with sinus infection
can result in accumulation of fluid in middle ear. Whenever there is movement in the middle ear fluid due to munching, yawning, swallowing, middle ear pressure changes. This results in rumbling noise or tinnitus. In TMJ arthritis
, when you clench your teeth, you feel the pain in the joint as well as in ear.
Tinnitus is a very common side effect of commonly used anti inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen
. This side effect is reversible on stopping the drug. But since you need an anti inflammatory to control the inflammation of TMJ, you can consult your treating Dr to substitute other drugs like Piroxicam
instead of Ibuprofen. The incidence of tinnitus with Piroxicam is less compared to Ibuprofen.
Although the intensity of tinnitus will come down once the drug is changed, it will persist till the middle ear fluid is resolved.
I hope this is helpful to you.