Pulsating sound in the ear, stress?
Hearing a pulsating sound in the ear can be both annoying and worrying. You may experience hearing your heart sounds or pulse in your ear, as a thumping or hissing sound.
This is called pulsatile tinnitus and is a form of objective tinnitus, meaning that the sound has a physical cause and can sometimes be heard by others using a stethoscope.
Pulsating tinnitus can be caused by several different factors, for example:
- Vascular malformation or overactive blood vessel near the ear, which creates a rushing sound.
- Contractions of the small muscles of the middle ear, which can cause a clicking or tapping sound.
- Changes in blood pressure or blood flow, which can affect how the pulse is heard.
Pulsating sounds in the ear are a common phenomenon that can have many different causes. It is not dangerous in itself, but it can be a sign of something else that needs to be investigated and treated. Therefore, it is important to seek medical care if you experience pulsating tinnitus. There is no curative treatment for pulsatile tinnitus, but there are ways to ease the discomfort and learn to live with the sound.
Some things that can help reduce pulsatile tinnitus are:
- Avoiding stress, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco, which can negatively affect blood circulation and hearing.
- Sleeping with any kind of background noise , such as a fan, white noise or soft music, that can mask or distract from the sound. Tinearity is designed with this in mind.
- Participating in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), which can help change thoughts and feelings about the noise and find strategies to deal with it.
- To seek support from others who have similar experiences, for example through patient associations or self-help groups.
Pulsating tinnitus is not dangerous in itself, but it can be a symptom of something else that needs to be investigated and treated. Therefore, it is important to seek medical care if you experience pulsating sounds in the ear, especially if it is only in one ear, if it is persistent, or if it occurs together with other complaints such as dizziness, headaches or visual disturbances.
In order to get a diagnosis and rule out possible underlying causes of pulsating tinnitus, you may need to do various examinations with a doctor, for example:
- Hearing test to measure hearing level and detect possible damage to the hearing organ.
- Blood pressure measurement to check if the blood pressure is normal or elevated.
- Ear examination to see if there is any visible problem in the ear, such as a wax plug or inflammation.
- Imaging to see if there are any abnormalities in the vessels or nervous system of the head, for example using ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The treatment of pulsatile tinnitus depends on what is causing it. In some cases, it may be enough to treat the underlying disease or condition that gives rise to the sound, for example with medication, surgery or other measures. In other cases, it may be more difficult to find a curative treatment and then it is more about alleviating the discomfort and learning to deal with the sound.
We want to change and improve!
We at Duearity want to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from tinnitus and give them hope and opportunities to enjoy life. That is why we have created a medical device that can be used at any time of the day, as tinnitus can vary greatly from person to person when it applies to treatment and relief times.
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