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

Hearing Disorders Message Board

  • Whooshing Noise In Left Ear

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
    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

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 02-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
    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?

    Old 02-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Ireland
    Posts: 3,501
    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

    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.


    Old 05-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
    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.

    Closed Thread


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    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

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:01 AM.

    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!