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Updated 10 March 2016

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If you’ve ever experienced a thumping sound inside your ears, you’re not alone. This thumping noise is called pulsatile tinnitus, and you may notice that the pulse matches your heart beat.

There are several different causes for this thumping ear noise. Change in blood flow is the most common cause; blood flowing more quickly or more turbulently than normal can cause thumping noises. Exercise, pregnancy, and overactive thyroids can all cause these blood flow changes.

Most of the time this thumping noise is normal and does not require treatment, but if it is often and bothersome, you should report it to your doctor.

For all the latest news, visit the Health24 Hearing Management Centre.

 
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