Pulsatile tinnitus may just be regarded as an ordinary form of tinnitus, save for the humming or ringing sound. This type of tinnitus is distinguished by a thumping sound in ears similar to that of a beating heart. It may be more bearable and less irritating compared to the usual ringing sound of having tinnitus, but mind you, pulsatile tinnitus is a bit more dangerous because it involves the flow of blood to and fro the head.Tinnitus is the medical term for "ringing in the ears" although some people hear other sounds. Normally the noises can't be heard by anyone else and there is no obvious cause of the noise in your ears. You may hear it in one ear or both ears. The noises vary, but in pulsatile tinnitus the noise is described as a drumming, thumping or whooshing noise in the ears. Anyone of any age can experience of tinnitus. Some times the noises last for minutes, other times the noise never goes away.
The term 'ringing' may be misleading because the sounds that a person affected by tinnitus can experience vary widely. These sounds can encompass whizzing, buzzing, or the seashell sound you hear in your ear when you place a seashell on your ear for fun. When this occurs on a permanent basis it is anything but fun.In cases where the hearing loss is worse than mild, a hearing aid may be worn to partially restore hearing and possibly resolve the tinnitus. Some studies have shown that the use of a hearing aid helps to reduce buzzing ears. But there is also a risk when using hearing aids as this of course magnifies the sound in the surroundings and there is a distinct possibility that some of the sounds may be too loud and may just add to the problem with the hair cells.
Countless medications, especially those you can buy over the counter, may contain pharmaceutical agents that are conducive to ringing in the ear. The pain killer Aspirin is one of those, so you may like to look for a healthier alternative.Other types of maskers used for tinnitus masking treatment are the bedside maskers. Maskers are often used by patients when they go to sleep to make them sleep better. Bedside maskers can make use of a radio that is tuned into an empty station and with a low volume. However this approach is not necessarily a cure for the tinnitus. It is only an attempt to obtain temporary relief.Regular exercise, a balance diet, medication, and supplements will help your lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and hypertension. It's also very important to lower stress. Massage therapy, light exercise, meditation and deep breathing will all help you manage your stress levels so you can get back to your best condition.