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What is Pulsatile Tinnitus?

Pulsatile Tinnitus Hearing problems are common in many people for varied reasons but often ignored and, one such problem is pulsatile tinnitus. Tinnitus is a sensation of sound in the ears without any external noise. Blood circulating in or near your ears causes Pulsatile Tinnitus. This problem causes rhythmic sound in the patient’s ears which…

Pulsatile Tinnitus

Pulsatile Tinnitus

Hearing problems are common in many people for varied reasons but often ignored and, one such problem is pulsatile tinnitus. Tinnitus is a sensation of sound in the ears without any external noise. Blood circulating in or near your ears causes Pulsatile Tinnitus. This problem causes rhythmic sound in the patient’s ears which is quite disturbing.

Common causes

  • Irregular blood vessels
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Overactive thyroid gland
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Ear abnormalities
  • Sinus wall abnormalities

Symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus

It is a common hearing problem that causes rhythmic thumping and annoying sounds in the ear. It disables the person from sleeping and causes disturbance. Generally, this sound synchs with the patient’s heartbeat, and if the heartbeat is fast, then the intensity of the sound increases, and the sound decreases when it is slow. Pulsatile Tinnitus may cause chest pain or any other symptoms of a heart attack too.

Treatment

The causes of this problem are many, but after diagnosis, the cure is always simple.

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