It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Hearing Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bellingham, WA, United States
Posts: 2
KarisaS HB User
Whooshing Noise In Left Ear

Hi, I've had this whooshing noise, that whooshes to the beat of my heart, which I've read around online that it's called Pulsatile Tinnitus (Hard time spelling that word). Well I've been to an ENT about it, but he doesn't do anything, I went for like three or four months, he just kept telling me "give it another three weeks and see what happens" Well, almost a year has gone by (a year in Feb. since it's started) and It's gotten progressivly louder, and more consistent, and I don't know what to do about it, It's distracting, giving me headaches. I kind of feel like crying because I don't know what to do. Everyone keeps telling me give it time, but I think a year is enough time to try and figure out what's wrong with it!

Please someone help, I've tried everything from getting the wax sucked out to the swimmers ear stuff (I use to be a swimmer so at first that's what I thought it was, but I haven't been swimming in almost three years). Please help!!!

Thank you
Karisa S

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sicklerville NJ
Posts: 1
JRGMMG5659 HB User
Re: Whooshing Noise In Left Ear

I too have been suffering with a whooshing sound in my left ear which coincides with my heart beat rhythm. If I block the carotid artery in the left side of my neck the noise goes away. (Some nights I sit there with my remote control pressed up against my neck to stop the noise.) It's not there constantly, but enough to really bother me. It all started when I was hospitalized for bleeding from my colon. I lost quite a bit of blood and requied 2 transfusions. Midway though my hospital stay I started hearing the noise in my left ear. I told every doctor but they all looked at me like I was crazy. Some just said it was my heart working extra hard due to the loss of blood.

Since then I've gone to a vascular surgeon and had an ultra-sound done on my neck. Nothing found there. A CTA scan on my head and neck (where they inject the dye in you.) Again, nothing found there. All appeas to be normal.

BUT...I'm hearing this noise every single day.

There HAS to be a reason for this. As I type this it is really loud and driving me crazy. My hemogoblin is low and I'm taking iron supplements to being my blood count back up. I've read this could be possibly be the cause.

Can't anyone help or suggest who to see?? Has anyone heard anything?

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,053
solofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB Usersolofelix HB User
Re: Whooshing Noise In Left Ear

Hi,
Do either of you suffer Nasal problems eg. Excessive mucose or blocked nose.
I was diagnosed some years ago with Tinitus and it can cause various vibrations from whistling, wooshing, bell's ringing and pulsating noises and noises like your heart-beating in your ear/ears.
I have found this to be worse when suffering from colds or additional mucous in the nasal passages.
This is not unusual as E.N.T are all connected.

Solofelix.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bellingham, WA, United States
Posts: 2
KarisaS HB User
Re: Whooshing Noise In Left Ear

Thank you for replying! No I haven't had a stuffy nose nor any nasal issues, I've noticed that when I just get over a cold it's gotten louder, or, become more frequent as well as it goes away for a day or two while I'm sick. It's quite obnoxious now, as I hear it all the time, and at work I have to wear a radio, with an ear piece, though I don't have it up very loud, and when I do sometimes the whoosing is so loud I can't hear if someone's calling me over the radio. When it gets really loud, I've noticed I start getting these really harsh headaches and I get a little light headed. I don't have insurance or anything so a doctor is out of my budget at the moment.

Last edited by KarisaS; 05-03-2013 at 09:47 PM.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Tags
hearing



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



billcindy1 (17), Sanguine2011 (10), Fantine (9), niteskylover (3), Queen always (3), lib (3), rmabowhunter (3), OhMyEars (3), RealityMatt (3), Jacki93 (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:36 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!