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  • tinnitus from noise damage
  • tinnitus from trauma or stress
  • tinnitus from allergies or sinus
  • tinnitus from meniere's disease

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Ear Pulsing

[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On December 18, 2008 Under Ringing In Ears, Tinnitus Relief

Hearing various sounds inside your own ear can be considered as tinnitus. Tinnitus refers to the noise or ringing in the ears. The sounds varies from a ringing down to a sensation of having your ear pulsing.

Tinnitus has been found to be a common problem among people nowadays. By then, only older people are expected to have experienced tinnitus. However, nowadays, people of the younger generation are also affected by such. The main cause of such hearing disorder is the exposure and further damage of the auditory nerves due to loud noise.

Noise has been proven to be the most common cause of tinnitus, however, there are also other factors that can contribute to such result. Bodily disorder like hypertension, heart murmur, glomus tumor, Eustachian tube disorder and many others can be a more specific cause for a special kind of hearing disorder known as pulsatile tinnitus.

From the name itself, it clearly speaks of the pulse as a main characteristic in this specific kind of tinnitus. Pulsatile tinnitus gives off a sensation of an ear pulsing sound that can be heard only by the person having it.

Pulsatile tinnitus is caused mainly by a change in blood flow in the large arteries and veins in the neck, the base of the skull, or the smaller blood vessels inside the ear. Although it had been studied that there is still no known cure for tinnitus, this specific kind however has its own cure and treatment.

The treatment of pulsatile tinnitus is related to its specific cause. Like for example, when the proven cause of the ear pulsing sound is due to increased blood flow coming from a high blood pressure, then the treatment would be for the high blood pressure. By treating the high blood pressure and making it stable again, it would then stop the beating sound inside the ear.

Treatment for pulsatile tinnitus usually involves a disciplined approach which includes a variety of symptom management methods. Drug therapy, alternative treatments, relaxation sessions or homeopathic tinnitus remedies can be of great use in soothing the tinnitus patient from the annoying and stress inducing ear pulsing sound.