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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why would i hear a humming sound in my ears? is that tinnitus or just my blood flowing?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Either: Tinnitus is usually a ringing noise but the term can be applied to any noise heard in the absence of external stimuli. Many people can hear blood flowing in their head especially if middle ear problems are present.

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