How is pulsatile tinnitus diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

To diagnose pulsatile tinnitus, your doctor will ask questions to find out whether the noise you hear in your ears coincides with your heartbeat - the defining symptom of pulsatile tinnitus.

Your doctor will also examine your ears, check your hearing, and listen to your pulse with a stethoscope. You may also need an angiogram or other imaging test to look for problems with your blood vessels.

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