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Thumping in right ear, only triggered by sound
Hi @mdrake2020, welcome to Connect. The thumping sound you're experiencing does sound challenging to describe. It might be related to pulsatile tinnitus – a type of rhythmic thumping or whooshing, like a heartbeat, that only you can hear. Here’s some more information from Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-2035015
Fellow members, like @kittyrushing @daniloc @lizm2 @shieldandguide and others have discussed similar sensations and offer possible causes in this discussion on Connect.
– rapid thumping sound in left ear https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/rapid-thumping-sound-in-left-ear/
Has the sensation changed over the 2 years? Did the thumping start gradually or suddenly?
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I did come across "pulsatile tinnitus" before I made this post but I believe I read that it happens along with your pulse. That's definitely not what happens in my case. The description of the "thump" does sound the same as mine but again, mine only happens along with sound. It happens the most with every slight spike in sound and the easiest way to describe it is that any syllable from a sentence triggers the thump.
It did suddenly begin 2 years ago, and the only change since then is it's a little bit more sensitive now.
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