Otolaryngology Questions Tinnitus

Cause of heart beat sound in left ear?

I'm 22 years old, and about 5 months ago, I started to hear heartbeat-like sound in my left ear. It's really freaking me out. What could be causing this?

2 Answers

I recommend you see an Ear, Nose and Throat physician to rule out any type of vascular problems.    Angela R. Sieh Ceretto, M.A., CCC-A, FAAA Audiologist Pinnacle Audiology, LLC 6809 S. Minnesota Ave., Suite 101 605-306-4481  
This is likely a form of Tinnitus. It’s the sensation of ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds in the ears. For most people, Tinnitus doesn’t escalate to anything more than an annoyance and inconvenience. It can be a symptom of vestibular (balance) disorders. However, having Tinnitus doesn’t mean you have a vestibular disorder.

There are many causes of Tinnitus from earwax buildup to eardrum damage and many more. Therefore, treatment varies based on the cause. It’s best to consult an Audiologist or Otolaryngologist (ENT).