May 08, 2021

Middle Ear Myoclonus - Irregular Ear Clicking Video

Middle ear myoclonus is a condition whereby the muscles (tensor tympani and/or stapedius) within the middle ear spasms or twitches creating a brief click sound. These irregular clicking noises like a geiger counter are similar to the more common “eye twitching" or "facial twitching". BUT, instead of being able to "see" the twitching, one hears the twitching instead since the muscles are located within the ear. These irregular clicking noises should NOT be confused with tinnitus which can be either a continuous tone or regular pulsations.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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