I have a “whooshing” sound 10-20 times a minute every time I turn my head or walk. It has me really worried. I don’t think it sounds like “pusatile tinnitus” from what I read [throbbing, etc] on “whoosh.com”. Instead it lasts for 1/4 of a second to 1 second - and makes me feel like I’m passing out for that short period.
Background: Suddenly went profoundly deaf in that ear 6 weeks ago. I now have tinnitus and lots of strange sounds in that ear. The tinnitus is not new - having had it for 12 years in both ears along with vertigo on/off.
Maybe the whooshing is nothing to worry about. I know that with Sudden Deafness some odd sounds in that dead ear are to be expected - like chriping, tones, buzzing - all of which I have. But - this “whoosh” has me concerned. I have asked two ENTs/otolarynglolgists, a neurologist, two Dr. of Audiology and get nothing but blank stares. If this symptom is just annoying - then I can just learn to ignore it - and start adjusting to it. I just want to be sure it isn’t something serious like a warning sign for a stroke - or whatever.
Has anybody out there experienced something like this too?
[background: immediately after the sudden deafness, I underwent prednizone treatment, CT Scans, lots of audio testing. Drs. suspect that it was either a blockage of the small artery supplying the cochlea or a reaction to a medication I had just started 2 hours before it hit - or some junk floating in the blood stream from the 6 stents and “roto-rootering” I had 2 weeks before. T prediction is permanent complete hearing loss. Unfortunately, the remaining “good” ear isn’t so good either. I got a hearing aid today (Oticon) for that ear today and have high hopes for it].
Sorry if I sound like a miserable hypochondriac. I’m just a bit freaked out - and have never been down this road before. Thanks for any input you have.