Learn more about the 4 main causes of tinnitus

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

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Pounding in Ears

[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On November 9, 2012 Under Ringing In Ears

Noises Like The Surf Pounding In Your Ears?

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Not all people experience the same symptoms of tinnitus – a ringing, buzzing, or hissing in ears without an external source of sound. In fact everyone with tinnitus probably describes their particular noises differently. It is a subjective  condition. What one may call a ringing sound, another may describe as a hissing noise, even though they are both hearing the same sound…

  • Tinnitus is caused by various health conditions and not is actually a disease itself.
  • Many people hear a pounding in ears like your heartbeat which is known as pulsatile tinnitus.

Pulsatile tinnitus treatment

Tinnitus Causes

Tinnitus is not a disease in itself but rather a reflection of something else that is going on in the hearing system or brain.

  • Probably the most common cause for tinnitus is hearing loss. As we age, or because of trauma to the ear (through noise, drugs, or chemicals), the portion of the ear that allows us to hear, the cochlea, becomes damaged.
    • Current theories suggest that because the cochlea is no longer sending the normal signals to the brain, the brain becomes confused and essentially develops its own noise to make up for the lack of normal sound signals. This then is interpreted as a sound, tinnitus.
    • This tinnitus can be made worse by anything that makes our hearing worse, such as ear infection or excess wax in the ear.
    • Tinnitus caused by ear trauma is usually noticed in both ears, because both ears are usually exposed to the same noises, drugs, and other influences
    • Loud noise exposure is a very common cause of tinnitus today, and it often damages hearing as well. Unfortunately, many people are unconcerned about the harmful effects of excessively loud noise from firearms, high intensity music, or other sources.
      • Ten million Americans have suffered irreversible noise-induced hearing loss, and 30 million more are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day, according to the NIDCD.”

Pulsatile tinnitus is a sensation or audible pulse heard in one or both ears; sound of heart-beat in ear, especially at night or when under stress or exertion.

The causes of tinnitus are numerous, but most commonly seem to be related to sinus/middle ear problems that comes in various and loud or serene episodes.

Some of the possible causes of the pounding in ears are Eustachian tube dysfunction, middle ear effusion or infection, venus hum, hypertension or glomus tumor.

When a person has nerve or deficiencies which are responsible for blood circulation, there is also a great possibility that he will experience the same throbbing in ears. Abnormal blood flow in the blood vessels in the ear may deliberate or rush up the blood circulation in the nerves therefore the noise becomes audible.

Tinnitus Treatment


This rushing blood flow to the nerve is common to those people who have hypertension. Maintaining a normal blood pressure can help minimize pulsatile tinnitus and the risk of heart attack and stroke which is sometimes fatal.

The pounding in ears from various health conditions mentioned can be treated soon as the problem is directed. Sometimes, the problem may require surgical procedure which is too expensive.

There are several ear ringing treatment that can help you to relieve from such condition. But don’t take the remedies without consulting your doctor. It is important that the possible causes should first be ruled out to make the treatment work.

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