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Link between tinnitus (ear ringing) and sleep apnea?

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mobecks0823 +1 point · almost 8 years ago Original Poster

Is there a link between tinnitus and apnea? Has this affected you?

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DanM +1 point · almost 8 years ago Sleep Enthusiast Support Team

Hi @mobecks0823. I am aware of patients with sleep apnea who have complained of tinnitus, but I am not sure if there is a link between the two. I searched for publications to see if there was any research on a link between tinnitus and sleep apnea, but I did not really find anything. I did find some information about tinnitus possibly being linked to insomnia and to oral appliance therapy use.

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PatientVioletBear0961 +0 points · almost 8 years ago

I have a bit of tinnitus too.

I can't help but wonder whether the same jaw and facial features that cause a narrow airway and increase the risk of sleep apnea might also increase the risk of TMJ disfunction, tinnitus, and other functional problems affecting the face and the area around the TMJ joints.

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