Pulsatile tinnitus is ringing in the ears that has a pulsing sound quality. Often this may be similar or coincide with a patient’s heart beat. Pulsatile tinnitus can create a great deal of negative affects on a person’s quality of life including distraction from every day events, wanting to limit time in quiet areas instead of wanting to have noise or music near them, as well as loss of sleep. Improvements can be made to reduce the negative affects of this severe form of tinnitus. These improvements result in a change of a patient’s attention to the unwanted noises. To reduce the attention to the tinnitus is a great start to changing the negative connections associated with tinnitus, as well as pulsatile tinnitus. We have found various digital devices to be successful, whether the patient has or has no hearing loss associated.
Through our efforts of regular visits with tinnitus patients, we gain a better understanding of the condition and outcomes to be expected. Documentation and close monitoring of these patients allow for a wonderful connectivity between patient and doctor of audiology professional. In this, a relationship is created to have an open and real conversation of what was traditionally a discussion with no optimism of changing a person’s ringing in the ears. Our practice is dedicated to offer insight and potential solutions for people having tinnitus. Each patient is unique, and we understand and respect this.