December 10, 2008

Hear Heartbeat In Ear

Causes of Tinnitus Videos

Cochlear Damage



Hearing a ringing in the ears is the common and main complain for tinnitus patients. The sensation of having to hear the ringing sound comes from a lot of causes. One of the more probable cause would be exposure of the ears to loud constant noise.

Through research and studies, it has been shown that many potential catalysts are known to trigger, cause or maybe worsen tinnitus. One of which is the infection of the inner ear. Once the inner ear is infected, it is to be expected that accumulation of earwax and probably inflammation of the ear canal happens. Head or neck injury which leads to jaw misalignment, disruption of the blood flow or circulation and other disease can also trigger tinnitus. Another common symptom that comes with tinnitus is hearing loss. Since tinnitus clearly involves the auditory parts of the body, the sense of hearing would probably be affected also.

There are many different types of tinnitus, most of which are audible or can be heard of only by the patient. This is called subjective tinnitus. Another kind of tinnitus which is audible to both the patient and others is called objective tinnitus, this being the rare form.

In our body, there are two large blood vessels intimately associated with the middle ear and the inner ear. These two are the jugular vein and the carotid artery. These are the major blood vessels supplying the brain. Sometimes, there is an increased blood flow in these two specific artery and vein. This is the situation wherein when we seem to hear heartbeat in ear. When the blood flow increases, the jugular vein and carotid artery thickens its walls. This in turn makes these blood passages closer to the auditory parts. Thus making us seem to hear the blood flow through a pumping or beating sound in our ear. This situation is called as pulsatile tinnitus.

Aside from the many available tinnitus treatments, it is believed that in this kind of tinnitus, a certain type of medication is needed. By taking the prescribed medication for blood pressure control, pulsatile tinnitus may be eliminated. This is because the blood flow is being regulated properly.


Ariana said...

Good post, been trying to figure out why I hear heartbeat in ears for ages!

lee woo said...

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. See the link below for more info.