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What causes a frying or rushing water noise in your head

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What causes a frying or rushing water noise in your head?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
Do you think it is one ear vs the other?

Does it seem to be pulsating with your heartbeat?

Is your hearing impaired or different at all?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It seems to be pulsating with his heartbeat.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No his hearing is not impaired.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
Do you feel that it is in one ear?

Or both?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.

What you are describing can be pulsitile tinnitus, which is the ear noise that seems to be associated with the heartbeat (often a whooshing or rushing noise):

There are many possible causes, as you can see from the website, but given that you feel you can hear it in both ears, the causes that would only cause one sided pulsitile sensations are probably excluded:

Vascular malformations
Middle ear infections

are usually one sided, and would cause one sided tinnitus.

The others, such as high blood pressure, venous humming, atherosclerotic disease can happen in both ears.

You would be best served by going to see your doctor for an examination, to make sure he/she can exclude the potential serious medical conditions that could cause this. This may involve a scan of the brain (MRI) to make sure there isn't anything in the brain itself that could be causing this.

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