Does Pulsatile Tinnitus Changing Sides Mean Anything Significant?

Discussion in 'Support' started by WIllyC, Nov 23, 2020.

    1. WIllyC

      WIllyC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      I posted about my pulsatile tinnitus when it was very new and at that time it was very much in my left ear.

      Now, about 2 months in, it can manifest in either ear or sound like it’s in the middle back of my head. The intensity has reduced and it isn’t as consistent... but it is highly variable in intensity or location. There really isn’t a preference for either ear now.

      I’ve also noticed that, strangely, drinking liquids can raise it momentarily (not just when I swallow but for a minute or so after).

      If I’m not hearing it and I clench my jaw I can hear it while my jaw is clenched.

      I have been unable to change it in any way with manipulation of my arteries.

      Mine is also different than many cases I read here as it is high pitched and doesn’t sound like flow or a beat - but it is 100% cardio synchronous. Even the texture of the sound follows the rise and fall of my pulse.

      Still waiting for my first specialist appointment in my journey but I’m trying to get as much info as I can in advance.
    2. Kendra

      Kendra Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSNHL/ Acoustic Trauma
      Mine is very similar. Medium/high pitch and sounds like a normal tinnitus type sound but is in sync with my heartbeat. Sometimes it’s in one ear and sometimes in both and a few times it’s like it’s been in the back of my head. Not sure what’s causing it. The only things I can think of are either a vein is getting to close/touching the cochlea or intracranial hypertension.
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