A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a pounding sound in my right ear, it sounds like i'm listening to my heart pound. if i'm feeling anxious or stressed it pounds even louder. it has been going on for probably over a year .could this be something serious?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Sounds in ears: Please see your primary care doctor. He/she may refer you to an ENT doc. Your ears need to be examined. Could be something as simple as built up ear wax, or perhaps tinnitus. Your doc will help. Peace and good health.
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