Update: I have recently found, purchased and wrote up reviews on two
TMJ Exercise programs. They are similar TMJ Exercises that my TMJ
Physical Therapist uses to treat my TMJ patients.
Click here to read reviews on TMJ Exercise products.
Tinnitus is the correct spelling. But Tinnitis and tinitis are two common ways to misspell it. It is so rare a word to be spoken or read about that either spelling will work in this website.
Regardless of the spelling, the symptoms are the same...ringing in ears, or other noises for the different causes.
There are so many possible causes and cures that it is beyond the scope of this website's purpose to go into all of that (for more in depth info go to Wikipedia.org). So, to give a brief effective summation of Tinnitus here might be more appropriate.
Ringing in ears is an accurate definition for it. Many medications, diseases, injuries, sicknesses, disorders can all be related to or cause ringing in ears. So basically if you have ringing in the ears, it could be caused by almost anything.
Now, when Tinnitis is present, associated or accompanied with TMJ problems, there is an excellent chance that if you cure or eliminate the TMD problems, then the ringing in the ears will go away...almost every single time! So, that's good news for you if you have TMD problems, because TMJ pain is very treatable, which means most likely your ringing in ears will be gone as well.
I recommend calling your local TMJ Dentist to have TMJ Splint Therapy done. You can try the "quick fix" by trying the mouthguard found on the TMJ appliance page, but, Ringing in the ears does take longer to eliminate or cure ( a week or so) rather than just a night or two with an unpredictable "Temporary" night guard. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the splint when the Tinnitus goes away. It works almost every time in my office.
Update: I have recently found, purchased and wrote up reviews on two TMJ Exercise programs. They are similar TMJ Exercises that my TMJ Physical Therapist uses to treat my TMJ patients. Click here to read reviews on TMJ Exercise products.