Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders related to the degree of mouth opening and hearing loss.

TMD signs and symptoms were more common and severe in females than males. TMD severity is correlated with the degree of mouth opening and the number of aural symptoms. The absence or presence of mild TMD are associated with normal audiograms while moderate and severe TMD are related to hearing loss in median and low tones respectively. Bruxism, joint ankylosis, joint pain and ear itching were more common in TMD than non-TMD patients.

from BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

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