In 2009, one day out of the blue, a woman in New York City started hearing a whooshing noise in her head that was in sync
with her heartbeat.
Her doctors told her it was "all in her head," and it would go away on its own,
and that it was nothing to warrant concern or testing. Many told her it was "tinnitus." <--Sound familiar?
had a hunch that they were wrong. They were! She was a WHOOSHER.
She found doctors who would inquire some more.
Meanwhile, she collected medical reports published around the world that described her symptom - a rare one (or, now we know,
not so rare but, in fact, rarely diagnosed) called pulsatile tinnitus.
She launched this site, Whooshers.com, mainly to keep all the info she collected in one place. People found it. Connecting with other Whooshers
and sharing medical reports with fellow patients and doctors were KEY to her sanity, and her eventual diagnosis.
of thousands of unique users and millions of hits later, Whooshers.com remains the primary forum for Whooshers worldwide,
united. With our resources and community support, Whooshers around the world have found guidance and built the confidence
to persist toward answers. And thousands have discovered the underlying cause of their pulsatile tinnitus and successful treatment
(no more whoosh!) as a direct result.
The Pulsatile Tinnitus Foundation (PTF) was established in 2019 to get some real,
official work done for the Pulsatile Tinnitus community, including educating medical professionals to help Whooshers, everywhere.
Pusaltile tinnitus is a symptom, not a condition. In the vast majority of pulsatile tinnitus
cases, the underlying cause CAN be identified and treated. Anyone who says differently has some reading to do.
PTF website has been in the works for a long time, and now, it's up!
THE PULSATILE TINNITUS FOUNDATION, INC.'s OFFICIAL WEBSITE! CHECK US OUT