Swishing Sound In My Head On Waking

Question

Asked by bing

Swishing Sound In My Head On Waking

In the past week I have been waking up with a “swishing” noise in my head. If I reposition my head it goes away. Is this normal? What could be causing it?

Answer

Since this is a new issue, it might simply take care of itself. However, if it's concerning you or persists, you should definitely have it checked by a doctor who can do a thorough exam. The "swishing" sound you mention is a symptom of tinnitus (a noise or ringing in the ears), but it could also be a sign of other conditions such as circulation issues, age-related hearing loss, or an injury to the ear. It's best to let your healthcare provider diagnose and treat the problem to ensure you're getting appropriate treatment for the sound's underlying cause.

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Answered by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS