What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of sounds such as ringing in the ears or head. It can be in one ear or both. The causes of tinnitus are not well known but is generally accepted as a symptom of ear malfunction. Tinnitus needs to be assessed by an ear or hearing specialist. In about 5% of cases, tinnitus can be effected by the jaw because of a close connection between the jaw muscles and muscles in your ear. When the jaw muscles are tense, they cause the ear muscle to tighten which pulls on the ear drum and can cause tinnitus. An ear specialist may refer people to a jaw physiotherapist to assess any jaw dysfunction that could be affecting the tinnitus.

How can The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic help my tinnitus?

Our physiotherapists at The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic are highly experienced in conducting a thorough assessment of the jaw and how it can impact on the ear. If the physiotherapist finds any jaw dysfunction, treatment involves releasing the jaw muscle tension while strengthening neck and jaw muscles to ease any mechanical strain on the ear. It takes approximately 8 weeks for muscles to be retrained so expect about 6 appointments over 8 weeks.

Headache, Neck & Jaw Conditions We Treat

Our Brisbane clinics specialise in the treatment of head, neck and jaw conditions, many of which are notoriously difficult to treat. If you’re experiencing symptoms of any of the following problems, our team has the expertise and training to help.

Headaches


Migraines


Jaw and Orofacial Pain

Neck Pain and Trauma

Whiplash and Nerve Pain

Vertigo & Dizziness


Tinnitus


Singing / Vocal 

Therapy

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    Covid-19 Update 😷

    From the 17th December 2021 our clinics will require patients aged 16 years and older to present their vaccination status to admin staff upon arrival. Fully vaccinated patients will continue to be given treatment as normal. 

    Unvaccinated patients will only be considered on a case-by-case basis. An unvaccinated patient is anyone that has not had the double dose of vaccination.  Management reserves the right to refuse treatment to unvaccinated patients. If treatment is granted additional measures will be required in order for you to receive treatment. This will include mask wearing in the first instance and may include the provision of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the appointment. 

    Please let us know in advance of your appointment if you are unvaccinated so we can confirm the measures required for you to attend.

    We also encourage patients to limit their time in the clinic waiting room prior to their appointment, therefore if you arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment, we ask you to wait outside the clinic (preferably in your car). This is to minimise contact time for patients and staff inside the clinic at all times.

    These measures will continue to be reviewed as required. In the meantime, we are continuing with all other COVID safe measures and look forward to having you in the clinic to continue your treatment.