December 23, 2008

Heart Beat In Ears

Tinnitus is the most common among the many hearing disorders people are experiencing today. This is characterized by hearing a sound like that of a ringing, buzzing, humming or sometimes a heart beat in ears. There are many further kinds or types of tinnitus. The one that sounds like a beating or pulsing in your ear is called as pulsatile tinnitus.

From the name itself, it clearly emphasizes the relationship of the pulse with the sound in our ears. Pulsatile tinnitus is experienced as a rhythmical noise beating just in time or in tune with the beat of your heart. The kind of noise that you may hear from this kind of tinnitus is that of a low-pitched thumping or sometimes a high-pitched clicking noise. People who are known to have been suffering this specific kind of tinnitus generally ranges to about only 3%.

Since pulsatile tinnitus sounds like our heart beating in our ears, people may conclude that once you suffer from this kind of tinnitus there must be something wrong with your heart. That is not generally the case here. Pulsatile tinnitus is related with problems in blood flow rather than the heart in specific. What usually happens in this case is that when a blood vessel is narrower than the ordinary, an increase of blood flow in a certain part of the vein or arteries takes place. This is when the adjacent blood vessels have to carry extra blood thus resulting to a generation of a beating or pulsing noise.

There are also situations wherein atherosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries causes turbulent blood flow. This is then a situation where the blood vessels narrow, stopping blood from flowing smoothly which also generates a beating noise. As a result, your heart beat in ears will probably be the sounds that you will take notice of.

As for the appropriate ears ringing treatment for this special and rather rare kind of tinnitus, seeking for medical advice would be best. Ask help from a physician or a specialist in this field and have the root cause of such heart beat in ears determined. Some tests and other observation may prove to be helpful in getting rid of such hearing disorder.


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