What Is the Definition of Pulsatile Tinnitus?

Q:
What is the definition of pulsatile tinnitus?

A:
In rare cases, tinnitus is caused by a blood vessel disorder. This type of tinnitus is called pulsatile tinnitus.

If you have pulsatile tinnitus, you can feel that a thumping or whooshing sound in one or both ears seems in sync with your pulse.

In pulsatile tinnitus, the noise comes from inside your body. Listening with a stethoscope, your doctor may be able to hear it, too.

It may also be called rhythmic, vascular, or pulse-synchronous tinnitus.

Key words: pulsatile tinnitus; pulsatile tinnitus+.

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