Re: Hearing heart beat in my left ear
I had this type of tinnitus (its called pulsatile tinnitus) for almost 4 years. I believe it was brought on by pregnancy and stress.
I was diagnosed with otosclerosis (a type hearing loss) about 8 yrs ago, my ear dr believed that the tinnitus was caused by the hearing loss blocking outside noises so I ended up hearing head noises (the pulsing of my heart) I actually had surgery last year (a stapedectomy) that removed the calcified ear bone and replaced them with a prosthetic. Since then the tinnitus has lessed a lot.
That being said there are many causes for tinnitus other than hearing loss but the type you are having may be related to vascular issues or blood pressure (low or high)
First I would go for a hearing test, then I would see the dr for a blood pressure test and ECG (checks your heart)
Depending on your results I would get a refferal to a neuro otologist for a proper diagnosis. ENT drs may help but only if they are specialized dealing with tinnitus.
YOu will need to find a sympathetic dr to help you thru this.
Please remember you are not alone, ask around you will find someone else you know who has tinitus too, I thought I was the only one until I found out a family memeber sufered too, he ended up really helping me cope.
This board will help too,