Pulsatile tinnitus is a sound that is made within the body, so nobody else can hear it, just the person who’s perceiving it. The sound could be in one ear, in both ears, in the head, or even in the body, and pulsatile tinnitus means that it has a pulsing quality to it.

Often that will be directly related to blood flow. So, as your heart’s beating and the capillaries around the inner ears and the neural structures around the inner ears are receiving that pulse of blood flow to and from the ears, some people can actually hear a pulsatile sound that’s mechanically generated in the body, and that’s why it’s called pulsatile tinnitus.

If you’re worried about it, ask your doctor to check it out, and if it’s an ongoing tinnitus that you can’t resolve and you’ve already had medical clearance, try the Rock Steady pathway to heal with neuroplasticity.