Tinitus triggered by sound

JGSAUDIO jgsaudio at aol.com
Fri Jul 28 23:20:27 EST 1995


Question : Have you ever observed it in a patient? What would cause the 
"vascular anomalies" to be loud enough to be observed by another person? 
Wouldn't that have to be pretty loud? Do you normally hold a stethoscope
to the ear?

I have not seen a case like this, but I read about them while working on
my Master's thesis.  A vascular abnormality can arise to to blockage or
narrowing of an artery or capillary in the middle ear region.  This type
of vascular condition can cause a throbbing of the vessel which can
generate a pulsating sound.  If strong enough, it can be heard by the
patient.  Physicians who see patients complaining of pulsative tinnitus
should use a stethoscope to see if the tinnitus is audible and hense
correctable.

Jeff Sirianni



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