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What could cause a pinging sound in my head that feels like an elastic band

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Tension : The hair is being pulled back by the hairstyle causing low grade constant tension. This can lead to pain from the hair being pulled or from the muscle... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Sound : Swishing in the head in time with the heart beat usually means turbulent blood flow in a head blood vessel.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
Surgery - oral & Maxillofacial 35 years experience
TMJ: This may be TMJ symptoms. The sound is from the disc in the joint popping back into place as your jaw opens. The pain is from the nerves in the tiss... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Tinnitus: An ENT or ORL evaluation is needed in order to assess for hearing loss as the work up is different. Based on exam findings, the cause can be assessed ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Weird neck noise: Hard to say cause as there are many possibilities. If condition continues then it is a good idea to get a check up.
A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Arthritis: This usually represents some arthritis in the neck. The sound comes from the vertebrae not moving smoothly as you turn your head. or flex neck. It may... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
No: If you have tinnitus, you need an audiogram and an ENT examination.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Probably not: I have treated thousands of patients with opiate withdrawal, and have not seen tinnitus. However, in benzodiazepine withdrawal (valium, xanax, (alpra... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
TINNITUS: The hissing sound (called "tinnitus" can be due to a number of inner ear problems...the most common of which is AGING which is always accompanied by h... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Fight or flight : There is a natural innate response coded into our system for self preservation. Often called the "fight or flight" response, it is thought to have evo... Read More