[Tinnitus and temporomandibular joint: State of the art]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac Chir Orale. 2016 Dec;117(6):458-462. doi: 10.1016/j.revsto.2016.10.005. Epub 2016 Nov 9.
[Article in French]


Tinnitus has been described in temporomandibular joint dysfunction for a long time. Yet, other disorders, such as hearing loss, stress, anxiety and depression, play a major role in the pathophysiology of tinnitus. Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions seem to increase the risk of tinnitus in patients with other predisposing factors. Especially somatosensory tinnitus, which is characterized by sound modulations with neck or mandible movements, is frequently associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, but it is not pathognomonic of such a disorder. In such cases, functional therapy of the temporomandibular joint should be part of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation of patients with tinnitus.

Keywords: Acouphène somato-sensoriel; Costen syndrome; Dysfonction des articulations temporo-mandibulaires; Somatosensory tinnitus; Syndrome de Costen; Temporomandibular joint disorders.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Temporomandibular Joint / pathology
  • Temporomandibular Joint / physiology*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / complications
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / therapy*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / complications
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / rehabilitation
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / therapy*
  • Tinnitus / etiology*
  • Tinnitus / rehabilitation*