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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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What is that sound i hear in my head, i can't describe it, like a continuous hum or screech?

What is that sound i hear in my head, i can't describe it, like a continuous hum or screech?

Tinnitus?: May be a middle ear infection or eardrum condition. A visit to your physican and some auditory testing may be in order. ...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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Well here is my question, I have been having this feeling of fluid trickling down the back side of my head from top to bottom and I hear a sound?

Well here is my question, I have been having this feeling of fluid trickling down the back side of my head from top to bottom and I hear a sound?

Otolaryngologist: This may be an inner ear or labyrinthine problem with tinnitus being the sound you complain of. If symptoms persist consult an otolaryngologist(ear,nose and throat specialist) or a neurologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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What can cause a whooshing sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

What can cause a whooshing sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

Turbulent flow: Anything that is obstructing your flow and cause turbulence can explain this. Not common but can
- Location of stenosis (coarctation of the aorta)
- Aortic Stenosis
- HOCM
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Why do I hear a ticking sound in my head like a clock ? Could it be serious ?

Why do I hear a ticking sound in my head like a clock ? Could it be serious ?

Many causes : A symptom like this requires face to face evaluation and more detailed information and examination, please see your physician and let him evaluate you and direct you to the best course of action. ...Read more

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Recently started hearing heartbeat (not a whoosh but a beat) in my head when lying down. Stronger sound when lying on left side. What is causing this?

Recently started hearing heartbeat (not a whoosh but a beat) in my head when lying down. Stronger sound when lying on left side. What is causing this?

Could be nothing: But could be a symptom of carotid artery stenosis. Not to panic. Tell your doctor about it and let them listen to your neck for a bruit. They might order ultrasound of your neck to look at the carotid arteries as well, a non-invasive, not scary test. ...Read more

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What is this airflow sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

What is this airflow sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

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 or mattress, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...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

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Ii alway hear a pop rock sound in my back of head?

Ii alway hear a pop rock sound in my back of head?

Movement?: Is it based on movement or stretching - can anyone else hear it when you move? It is important to know about full symptoms before giving you advice. ...Read more

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I am hearing cracking sound in my neck without any pain it happens when turning head from right to left?

I am hearing cracking sound in my neck  without any pain it happens when turning head from right to left?

Sounds: Of crepitations without pain or swelling should not be a cause for concern. Indication of early degenerative joint that is consistent with advancing age ...Read more

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Hear a popping sound in my head like air bubble. Sometimes I feel like there's something outstretched in it. It hurts sometimes.

Hear a popping sound in my head like air bubble. Sometimes I feel like there's something outstretched in it. It hurts sometimes.

Don't know: But when I hear patients describe popping sounds, the first thing I check out are the TM joints for displacing meeniscus. Pain associated with the TM joints suggests that there is an unresolved infection. Get checked by an ENT for both TM joints and ears. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I'm laying down I'll hear a fizzing sound in the back of my upper neck by my head. Lasts a few seconds and doesn't hurt. What is this?

Sometimes when I'm laying down I'll hear a fizzing sound in the back of my upper neck by my head. Lasts a few seconds and doesn't hurt. What is this?

Tinnitus from inner : This might be what we called tinnitus which can come from the inner ear. There are other locations besides the ear, the brain, circulation to name a few . As part of your evaluation your physician look at all these possibilities and others ...Read more

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Sounds bizarre but i keep hearing a crunching sound at back of my head when i walk, just wondering why?

Sounds bizarre but i keep hearing a crunching sound at back of my head when i walk, just wondering why?

Osteoarthritis: Popping sounds can sometimes heard when muscle or tendon slides over a bony bump. Joint changes such as traumatic, degenerative (osteoarthritis), and inflammation as you turn your neck often produce noises. A courser grinding or crunching may indicate more advanced changes in the surfaces of one or more joints. If pain associated with noise physical therapy and anti-inflammatory agents can help. ...Read more

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I'm a runner And just today I was running and I started to hear a clicking sound in the back of my head I'm getting really worried ?

I'm  a runner And just today I was running and I started to hear a clicking sound in the back of my head I'm getting really worried ?

Head clicks: I've seen this complaint before, and it always seems to be a mystery and it's never been anything scary (like a tumor). HOWEVER, I always check everything out. Possibilities include ear canal (wax can cause amplified internal sounds), joint issues in cervical spine, temporomandibular joint problems, and of course, brain issues. See your provider and ease off on running until then. ...Read more

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I hear a gurgling sound at base of head where my neck/head meet, like a small gurgle or small air bubbles passing through thin area when laying still.

I hear a gurgling sound at base of head where my neck/head meet, like a small gurgle or small air bubbles passing through thin area when laying still.

Gurgle: Your esophagus traverses your neck and ends up meeting your stomach underneath the diaphragm on your left side. Air and fluid may gurgle, nothing to worry about. Stay calm and carry on. ...Read more

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I hear a rushing sound and feel a sensation of fluid in the back of neck going to the base of my head sometimes for years please tell me what this is?

No worries: I have heard this phenomenon described by many patients. It is nothing to worry about. I believe it to be coming from movement of the neck joints. These include joints between the skull and the first neck bone called the atlas, and a pair of facet joints at every disc level below that. That's a lot of joints that move, potentially resulting in a sound or fluid sensation. ...Read more

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When I walk I have been hearing a swishing sound coming from the back of my neck/head area. Only hear when walking.

When I walk I have been hearing a swishing sound coming from the back of my neck/head area. Only hear when walking.

Few possibilites.: without an exam, I can only give general information. Hair or clothing moving, sinus and ear congestion are a few possibilities. ...Read more