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Could i have tinnitus? i have a whooshing noise in my ear that sounds kinda like my heart beating, sometimes i have ringing. but its not often

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Yes: Tinnitus is perception of noises in one's ear/ears. It can be a pulse like sensation, it can be a humming, buzzing, or a ringing. It is very, very common.

Answered 7/27/2016

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You have tinnitus: What you are describing is called "pulsatile" tinnitus. It is fairly common and usually due to a blood vessel near your inner ear or hearing nerve. You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation.

Answered 9/22/2014

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Ringing in the ear: It could be, i would see your physician for some tests. It can be very annoying.

Answered 9/22/2014

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