Tinnitus is one of the most elusive conditions that health care professionals face. It is commonly described as a hissing, roaring, ringing or whooshing sound in one or both ears, called tinnitus aurium, or in the head, called tinnitus cranii. Subjective tinnitus is a symptom that is associated with practically every known ear disorder and is reported to be present in over 80 percent of individuals with sensorineural hearing loss, which is caused by nerve and/or hair cell damage. One day out of nowhere, I got a BAD case of vertigo. The whooshing is loud and clear, same ear as last year. The ENT thought I had another form of tinnitus but the hearing service (supplier of my aids and stress scripts for the sparrows taking flight in my head) asked me if anything stopped it. Sometimes when an earplug is placed in the ear the sound of the whoosh subsides. Oh, and my doctor has actually mentioned Whooshers.com more than once, asked if I was familiar with it and if I felt like the website helped lead me to the correct diagnosis! So thanks to this awesome website and wonderful support group I found on the Facebook page, I am one happy cured whoosher.
The noise, an incessant loud whooshing in his left ear, was driving Roger Luchs crazy — literally. Three otolaryngologists had told Luchs he had tinnitus, a harmless but annoying condition typically characterized by a ringing sound, less often by the pulsating noise Luchs heard. His problem began one morning while he was taking a large dose of tetracycline to treat the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers., placing the stethoscope behind my ear to determine if you could hear an unusual pulsation. Tinnitus, caused by damage to the hair cells of the inner ear can cause a whooshing sound in one or both ears, as can wax impaction. My left ear is whooshing every time I turn my head to right. It happens ( one time whoosh )when I turn my head to the right while I bend over (and i get it. Normally the normal hearing is restored with a pop sound. It is very difficult to give a definite opinion on net without a detailed clinical examination.
I have a heart beat sound in my right ear that I can feel pulsating at times. It started as a whooshing sound so I went to my family Dr. that said it was an ear infection. I’m kind of glad to hear that I am not the only one with this problem. Pulsatile tinnitus is a whooshing sound in the ear, very much as though (and perhaps it is) you’re hearing your own heartbeat. For me, I can’t really hear it in noisy situations, but I can still feel a sort of pressure in the ear. One issue I have is a constant high pitched squeal in my head, which sounds soooo loud when it’s quiet at night. Midway though my hospital stay I started hearing the noise in my left ear.
Medical Mysteries: That Noise Was Not Tinnitus
One of the most common causes is noise-induced hearing loss. I’ve heard my pulse whooshing in my ear for over 5 years. Comment by tdz103m on February 3, 2013 at 8:34am hearing my heartbeat in my head and the swooshing sounds, reduced to a minimum since the shunt was put into place. I feel the noise I hear is the blood pumping noise. Is your blood pressure normal? Perhaps, the increased blood volume associated with your pregnancy is the culprit, assuming the PT is from either one of these sources. He checked my hearing and said everything in the ear looks fine. Since 2006, I’ve experienced a whooshing noise in my left ear, especially noticable when I’m meditating, and at night when all is quiet. I hear a whooshing sound in my ear that coincides with my pulse -and it is also more prominent in my left ear. I feel relieved knowing I am not the only one that has happened to. Hearing a high-pitched ringing, low rumbling, swooshing, sloshing, buzzing, roaring, whooshing, whistling, hissing, whizzing, chirping, beating, humming, pulsing, throbbing, and a pumping sound in an ear or ears. Having a high pitched hissing sound ringing in the background. Having a ‘stopped up’ feeling and/or ‘plugged’ sound in one or both ears.