Pulsing Tinnitus – What Causes This Tinnitus Type?

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Pulsatile tinnitus is a harmonious sound that beats in time with your hearbeat. Not everybody will hear the same pulsating sounds. People most certainly will hear the pulastile tinnitus sounds differently!

While Pulsatile tinnitus is not a common type of tinnitus, it has some well-known causes including hypertension, heart murmur, glomus (globe-shaped) tumor, blocked Eustachian tubes, or an abnormality of a vein or artery. It is always possible to treat pulsatile tinntus because one treats the problem causing the pulsatile tinnitus.

Pulsating tinnitus is normally caused by a blockage of some sort in the arteries in the inner ear.

There are many circumstances, that can be responsible for increased blood flow.

Generalized faster blood flow in the body which occurs during strenuous activity and can be caused by severe anemia.

Generalized increased flow of blood occurs when an artery is narrower than it should be. Obviously other veins in the area will now need to move more blood as a result. The extra flow generates noise and can result in Pulsatile tinnitus.

Potential Causes of Pulsatile Tinnitus Include:

Abnormal groups of arteries and veins that occur within the cranial cavity close to the auditory nerve.

An abnormal connection between a large artery and venous pool within the cranial cavity; usually the result of a severe head trauma.

Chronic Inflammation and infection of the middle ear. Chronic inflammation is accompanied by a forced increase in the flow of blood to the affected tissue. Because this tissue is in the ear, some people are able to hear the increased blood flow.

Middle ear fluid. The middle ear is generally an air-filled space. If infection or inflammation occurs, or there are blocked Eustachian tubes, fluid will gather behind the middle ear, resulting in Pulsatile tinnitus.

Vascular tumors in the middle ear – commonly referred to as glomus (globe-shaped) tumors or paragangliomas. Surgery is required for correction of this problem.

Pulsatile tinnitus will also occur when the is a constriction or a partial blockage of these blood vessels from an atheroma which is a fatty deposit in inner lining of a blood vessel, which can obstruct blood flow and is caused by high levels of cholesterol .

Treatment for Pulsatile tinnitus is related to it’s peculiar cause. As an example, hypertension can be treated with prescription medicines and obstructed or narrowed arteries can be surgically repaired.

Treatment of pulsatile tinnitus normally involves a multi-disciplinary approach which can encompass a variety of symptom controlling approaches. The majority of patients experiencing Pulsatile tinnitus are treated with conventional allopathic methods of tinnitus treatments including drug therapy, and sound and/or relaxation therapy.