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Why do i sometimes hear my heartbeat in my ears?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart sounds: Can't tell if you're hearing actual heart sounds or the swish of blood flow in the cranium adjacent to your ears. There could be different reasons for each of those.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why do I hear my heartbeat in my ears? Should I be worried?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
No: This is pulsitile tinnitus. This could be normal. Your carotid artery as it enters the skull runs in very close proximity to the cochlea (inner ear). If you have never heard it before... See your local ent. This could be a sign of new onset high blood pressure. Some benign tumors of the ear can present this way as well.
Modesto, CA
A 35-year-old male asked:

Why do I hear my heartbeat in my ears?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Normal, depending on: Posture. In certain postures, it is normal to hear your heart beat and it is due to transmission of sound through the items in contact with your chest and ear. If you hear it all the time, you should consult your doctor to exclude narrowing of a major artery.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do I hear my heartbeat/rapid heartbeat in my ears all day?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Rapid heart rate: Sometimes when the heart rate is rapid you may be able to hear as well. Rapid heart rate could be paroxysmal svt/ a. Fib/ flutter or sinus tachycardia. Whatever it is you need check with your doctor. Remember to get TSH done.
orland park, IL
A 27-year-old male asked:

When i lay down i can hear and feel my heartbeat in my ears. Any ideas?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Normal: This is normal...Most people can feel this.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is my anxiety causing me to hear my heartbeat in my ear?

2 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Possibly: Your anxiety is causing yoiur heart rate to increase and blood pressure to rise, making the blood flow through blood vessels near your more prominant..
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
I would see a vascular surgeon to be sure there is no other reason for this sensation
Aug 29, 2013

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