Sorry to hear about your stress and other problems, and hope that you are feeling better. I recommend that you speak with your doctors
">doctor to be evaluated. Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a common problem that can be frustrating for doctors and patients. In most cases, a clear reason for the ringing is not identified, although it can be associated with hearing loss and other common problems. As you suggest, it can also be exacerbated by stress, jaw pain/tension, and other common problems. In most cases, treating those other problems seems to help the ringing in the ear. This lets us know that there is a mental component to this ringing, in that your brain seems to be able to control a large amount of the sound and also how bad it affects you. Therefore, some of the most effective medications and treatments work by relaxing the mind in one way or another. For some, white noise can be effective, while others may need more intense therapy. There are other things that can cause tinnitus as well, and a hearing test is an appropriate start to determining the cause of your problem, after an appropriate physical exam and health history/review of symptoms. Please speak with your doctor.