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A 18-year-old female asked:

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

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
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.
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
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.
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Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Ringing in the ear: It could be, i would see your physician for some tests. It can be very annoying.
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Dr. Orlando Puente
undefined 43 years experience
if youre on aspirin stop it and see if it goes away
Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
If at night the 'whooshing' just might be normal. If older consider arterial disease. AVOID LOUD NOISES - headphones, concerts etc etc.. If ringing persists, seek attention from an ENT specialist.
Sep 15, 2013
Last updated Jul 27, 2016

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