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I hear a noise in ear when ear on pillow. What causes this?

I hear a noise in ear when ear on pillow. What causes this?

Normal blood flow.: You're probably hearing the blood flowing through blood vessels in the ear area. When you have your ear on a pillow, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...Read more

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Today, laying down on right side with head on the pillow. I hear a ticking/popping noise inside ear/head. It stops and few min later comes back.

Today, laying down on right side with head on the pillow. I hear a ticking/popping noise inside ear/head. It stops and few min later comes back.

Anxious!: Your ears can hear all sorts of sounds when they are compressed. So try to shift the angle at which you are laying down and i expect the sounds will go away. Sometimes it is the beat of your heart which can be causing these popping sounds. Try to ignore, relax as it is nothing serious. Hope you caan sleep better now. ...Read more

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How come i can hear my heartbeat in my ear when i put my head on my pillow? Anxiety?

How come i can hear my heartbeat in my ear when i put my head on my pillow? Anxiety?

No, physiology: Our hearing works by 2 mechanisms: air conduction (transmitted from external sounds) and bone conduction (transmitted from internal sounds). Normal anatomy: your carotid artery traverses the bone that makes up your inner ear. When you occlude your external auditory canal by lying down, you "turn off" air conduction allowing you to hear the always present but much softer bone conduction. ...Read more

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When i put my right ear on the pillow i can hear heart beat or pulse?

When i put my right ear on the pillow i can hear heart beat or pulse?

Heart beat: When you place your ear on a solid or relative solid, the sound conduction through that solid is better than through air, so you may hear the heart. ...Read more

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Why do I hear my heartbeat when I lie on the pillow with my ears folded (covering ear canal)? Is this because of the temporal arteries/veins near ear?

Why do I hear my heartbeat when I lie on the pillow with my ears folded (covering ear canal)? Is this because of the temporal arteries/veins near ear?

Sort of: When you lie on your side you may feel the artery pulsations in and around the ear structures but hearing the sound is not so common but it's possible that what you're hearing is the artery touching ear tissue with each beat. If These sensations are very marked, have your blood pressure checked but, more than likely, there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What causes you to hear roaring in the ear?

What causes you to hear roaring in the ear?

Nerve problem: May be due to a problem with the hearing nerve and need to see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What can cause me to not hear well out of one ear?

What can cause me to not hear well out of one ear?

Many reasons: It can be due to something as easily treatable as wax impaction or as serious as an acoustic neuroma. There are a myriad of causes in between including fluid behind your ear drum. This needs to be examined and further evaluated by your ent. ...Read more