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Pulsatile Tinnitus – The heartbeat in your ear

An ENT's Operating Otoscope

A whooshing, pulsating, or swooshing sound in the ear is called pulsatile tinnitus and usually just affects one side.  Often this may sound like a heartbeat in your ear – and often you are in fact hearing your heartbeat or turbulent blood flow through the vessels that passed through your skull near your ear.  These […]

Coronavirus-Related Hearing Loss

COVID and Hearing Health Most otolaryngologists will agree that hearing complaints are on the rise this past year – whether it’s sudden hearing loss, new onset sensory hearing loss, and new or worsening tinnitus (ringing in the ears).  We have seen these complaints during and following a confirmed COVID-19 infection, as well as seemingly on […]

How Can Tinnitus Treatment Help Me?

Tinnitus Treatment The first step for effective tinnitus treatment is diagnosing the cause. The process begins once you talk to a hearing care professional. You will be asked questions about the symptoms you have experienced and your medical history. The examination includes visually inspecting your ears and testing your hearing ability through standard behavioral tests. […]