There seems to be many more people with a "swooshing" sound in their ear, typically the right one ; it is in time with their pulse or heartbeat. I would like to know if others here have this kind of tinnitus - did it start in the past 5 years? Is it in your RIGHT ear?
Not surprisingly, to those of us who are fed up with mainstream medicine, there are still may DOCTORS who are not familiar with this problem. Some dismiss it, some say it is our imagination, although some DO know about it. My doctor didn't even make a note of it.
I finally found the name for it: Pulsatile Tinnitus.
[even spell check does not recognize "pulsatile" lol][I checked it twice...].
I have had it for 20 or 30 years now, along with 'regular tinnitus' [high-pitched ringing] in both ears, two distinct types in my right ear [plus the Pulsatile Tinnitus] - it is getting crowded in that ear!!
I cope with it by ignoring it, by telling myself that it is there but not to be alarmed, and the good old meditation technique of dismissing any thoughts about it: "Let it scream, I do not need to pay any attention to it". It used to drive me a bit nuts, I admit... now it is just part of me... "I ACCEPT".
The only cases of PT that say they got over it that I have read about were either EMF [emotional freedom technique] or thru detox cleanses... which even I am surprised at!! [I gotta do some detox cleanses, I just never get started]
Below are causes and description:
--------------from the Mayo info site:
Pulsatile tinnitus, also called objective tinnitus, is a hissing, squealing, buzzing or roaring noise in your ear that follows the same rhythm as your heartbeat. The noise may vary in pitch and be loud enough to be distracting. Pulsatile tinnitus may be caused by certain disorders of the blood vessels, including:
* Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
* High blood pressure (hypertension)
* Turbulent blood flow caused by narrowing veins or arteries
* Malformation of capillaries
* Head and neck tumors
If you experience the signs of pulsatile tinnitus, see your doctor. Sometimes, a doctor can hear the sounds of pulsatile tinnitus with a stethoscope. Treatment depends on the underlying cause.