Temporomandibular Disorders and Bruxism in Patients Attending a Tinnitus Clinic

Oren Peleg, Lama Haddad, Shlomi Kleinman, Tatiana Sella Tunis, Gilad Wasserman, Eitan Mijiritsky, Yahav Oron

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The current study investigated the coexistence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and/or bruxism among 51 individuals seeking treatment in a tinnitus clinic. All participants completed a Hebrew version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), depression and anxiety questionnaires, and the diagnostic criteria TMD (DC/TMD) questionnaire. In addition to questionnaires, the participants underwent a clinical evaluation of the oral cavity, facial muscles, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Thirty-four participants (66.7%) were diagnosed with bruxism, while TMD was found in 14 (27.5%) of the cases. Patients with both tinnitus, TMD and bruxism scored the highest in the anxiety questionnaire. The severity of depression was found to be significantly associated with the tinnitus severity. These results emphasize the clinical bond between tinnitus, TMD, and bruxism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4970
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 May 2022


  • TMD
  • bruxism
  • tinnitus

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • General Materials Science
  • Computer Science Applications


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