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Tinnitus / TMJ / Nerve / Teeth Problem

DZAPALA dzapala at aol.com
Sat Sep 21 22:53:47 EST 1996

This is a reply to Brian Newell, open to others.


I would be sure the sound you suspect is coming from tensor typani and
tensor palati spasum is not secondaraly opening the e-tube.  If this were
the case, removing the muscle may actually make matters worse by changing
the dynamics of E-tube opening.  

When you have the clicking noise and you hum, is your voice louder in the
right ear (autophonia?)  Does your uvula move in sync. with the clicking

A second comment: assuming this sound is bearable, do you really want to
risk surgery to test a hypothesis?  Assuming the sound is unbearable, see
if your physician can document palatal myoclonus or an abnormally patent
e-tube.  That would certainly help with the decision to try another

Good Luck!

David Zapala

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