(PRWEB UK) 4 July 2013
Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding and is a fairly common problem, often linked to anxiety and stress. Research conducted in Greece, proved a link between bruxism and hearing loss, finding a high correlation between teeth grinding and suffering from tinnitus.
Bruxism usually occurs during sleep, so it may not be obvious that it is occurring straight away. Tell-tale signs are an aching jaw, constant headaches and the noise it makes – which may be noticed if you sleep next to somebody. This can be confirmed and identified by a dentist.
A mouth guard is the common solution to the problem, which can be given by the dentist. This will fit over the bottom teeth and will be worn during sleep.
A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:
“It is important to take care of your hearing and take the necessary steps to prevent hearing loss. With the link between teeth grinding and tinnitus, it is important to address the problem sooner rather than later to reduce the amount of hearing loss that occurs.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.