Pul­satile tin­ni­tus

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - DR MIRIAM STOPPARD -

Tin­ni­tus is a sen­sa­tion of buzzing, hum­ming, grind­ing, hiss­ing or whistling in the ear.

Pul­satile tin­ni­tus is a rhyth­mi­cal noise that beats at the same rate as the heart and is the sound of blood cir­cu­lat­ing the body. A per­son can con­firm this by feel­ing their pulse as they lis­ten to the tin­ni­tus noise.

Un­like other forms of tin­ni­tus, thought to be caused by a dis­con­nect be­tween the sounds the ears hear and the way the brain in­ter­prets them, pul­satile tin­ni­tus is due to your heart­beat.

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