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Doctor insights on: When I Turn My Head I Hear A Swishing Sound

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Why do I hear voices in my head that sounds like people talking around me and about me?

So dificult: I can't really tell you matter of fact whether there are voices or not. I do take care of patients with problems and i tell them one comforting thing. If you are in my office asking me if what you are experiencing is abnormal, the chances are, you know what normal is. The most disturbed people I have seen argue that they do not have a problem, the people around them do. ...Read more

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When I turn my head I hear a faint swishing sound at my neck. Is this normal?

When I turn my head I hear a faint swishing sound at my neck. Is this normal?

Not necessarily: Sometimes blockages within the arteries of the neck can cause "swishing" sounds. The medical term for this is a "bruit". In the neck this is most often from the carotid artery. The sound is created by turbulence in the blood vessel created when the blood is flowing past a blockage / narrowing. A very simple and non-invasive test for narrowing in the carotid arteries is a carotid ultrasound. ...Read more

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When I turn my head it sounds like grinding sand in my neck. It doesn't hurt, but I can hear it. Any idea what's wrong?

When I turn my head it sounds like grinding sand in my neck. It doesn't hurt, but I can hear it. Any idea what's wrong?

Neck "noise": This is a common experience for many people. It is usually associated with degeneration (think about arthritis) in the neck. This often results with normal aging but is also often the result of sports related injuries or the result of heavy manual labor. The problem can be worse when osteoporosis/osteopenia is present. ...Read more

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When ever i touch the area above the hole on my ear it hurts, and i shake my head and hear a swishing sound in my right ear. Will this go away soon?

When ever i touch the area above the hole on my ear it hurts, and i shake my head and hear a swishing sound in my right ear. Will this go away  soon?

Otitis externa?: Your symptoms suggest an infection in the ear canal. You do not mention ear drainage. See a doctor and the ear canal can be cleaned out and treated with a topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Good day I sometimes hear a crackling sound when my head moves,but what causes that?

Good day I sometimes hear a crackling sound when my head moves,but what causes that?

Arthritis: This usually represents some arthritis in the neck. The sound comes from the vertebrae not moving smoothly as you turn your head. or flex neck. It may not be present all the time and there does not have to be any pain involved. If you start to have pain and cracking see your doctor. It is important to set your car headrest so the neck cannot snap way back. Protect your neck from jerking movements. ...Read more

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Since yesterday, all the sounds I am hearing has been harsh and loud to me, my head feels a little hot also, why is that?

Since yesterday, all the sounds I am hearing has been harsh and loud to me, my head feels a little hot also,  why is that?

An infection, maybe: Sometimes sinusitis and ear infections can produce these symptoms. These can be diagnosed and treated by a doctor or nurse practitioner. Your doctor can also help evaluate you for other things that might cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello good afternoon! my question is why i hear like a drum sound inside my head? It happened every day when i woke up in the morning.

Hello good afternoon!  my question is why i hear like a drum sound inside my head? It happened every day when i woke up in the morning.

Evaluation needed: Several causes come to mind. You may have a collection of abnormal blood vessels in the brain known as an avm. You may have a problem with your ear or carotid artery. Best to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Episodes of tightness in head accompanied by swishing sounds in hearing and narrowed vision like may pass out. Lasts 60-90 seconds. No part trigger.

Episodes of tightness in head accompanied by swishing sounds in hearing and narrowed vision like may pass out. Lasts 60-90 seconds. No part trigger.

Need to be seen : You need to see a doctor. Your pre-syncopal symptoms (the sensation that you are about to pass out) can be from anything. Arrhythmias, migraines, seizures, intracranial lesions, and panic attacks can all cause your symptoms. See a doctor asap. ...Read more