This is a list of previous Whooshers.com posts about pulsatile tinnitus sufferers whose doctors
identified, treated and fixed the causes of the whooshing. Click on the name of the condition below for a link to the
Whooshers.com overview, which provides links to medical journal case summaries and articles, personal accounts, and other
helpful information detailing how these Whooshers were relieved of their pulsatile tinnitus. They're listed in the order
in which they were mentioned on this site, so be sure to skim the entire list and go through the Whooshers.com archives section to see all relevant posts.
conditions are listed more than once, but each is an original case. Each condition is supported
by a medical institution as a possible cause of pulsatile tinnitus. In other words, I didn't make these stories up.
Anyone who tells you that there is no
cure for pulsatile tinnitus is misinformed. These cases are proof that, sometimes, there is a cure. When there
is not a cure, a remedy may still be possible that lessens the effects of pulsatile tinnitus symptoms.
This is not an exhaustive list of causes; there are many possible
causes of pulsatile tinnitus. For links to more information about some of them, please see our "Resources"
column on the homepage. And be sure to review the full selection of archived posts since this site was launched in 2009. Share and review these insights with your doctors!
As we find more cases and stories, we'll continue to post them on this page, so stay tuned.
If you or someone you know is a former Whoosher, please email
email@example.com and share your story.
The more we share, the more we know.
And the more we hope!
DIAGNOSED, TREATED & CURED!PULSATILE
TINNITUS AS A SYMPTOM OF:
Venous Sinus Stenosis, Venous Aneurysm and Intracranial Hypertension (IH)
Transverse Sinus Stenosis - A 55-year-old patient reached a diagnosis after 10 years of whooshing.
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) AND Fistula (between the patient's vertebral artery and vein) - This "mystery diagnosis"
story appeared in The New York Times' "Think Like a Doctor" column!
Cholesteatoma Eroding the Tegmen and Horizontal Canal
A Dural Arteriovenous Fistula in Cavernous Sinus Developed from Viral Meningitis
Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum (SSD) - Written by one of our own! See the numerous stories of SSD below, including links to medical report abstracts to share
with your doctors.
Transverse Sinus Stenosis and Enlarged Arachnoid Granulation - Written By One of Our Own!
Sigmoid Sinus Diverticula - Written by one of our own!
Transverse Sinus Stenosis - Listen to one of our own describe his story on BBC Radio! Articles in UK papers, too.
Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula (CCF) - One of our own shares her story.
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) - This is not a typo; it's yet another cured SCDS story! This one is about ESPN Sportscaster Sean McDonough.
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) - ANOTHER CURED SCDS STORY! WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE OTHER HIGH PROFILE STORIES BELOW.
Aneurysm of Transverse Sigmoid Sinus - Cured via Endovascular Procedure - Be sure to see additional links to reports on this cause and cure, below.
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) - Featured on CNN.com! See other SCDS stories below.
Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD) with Fusiform Aneurysm - Written by one of our own!
Aberrant Internal Carotid Artery - This whoosher was only 8 years old!
Aberrant Internal Carotid Artery and Dehiscent High Jugular Bulb
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) and Cavernous Sinus Arteriovenous Fistula - Written by one of our own Whooshers!
Hemicrania Continua This "mystery diagnosis" story appeared in The New York Times' "Think Like a Doctor" column.
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
- This post includes a link to an article in The Washington Post
, as well as the Cured Whoosher's own story written
Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Resulting From a Clot in the Sigmoid Sinus - Written by one of our own Cured Whooshers!
Severe Ipsilateral Carotid Stenosis - Cured via a Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
Grommets, Ear Tubes
Absence Vertebral Artery
- This PT patient was not 100% cured, but the intensity of his PT reportedly subsided after treatment.
Chronic Subclavian Artery Occlusion
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Metastatic Carcinoid Tumor with External Compression of a Vertebral Artery
Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula
Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum: "A New Therapeutic Procedure for Treatment of Objective Venous Pulsatile Tinnitus"
Coarctation of Aorta / Aortic Coarctation
Aneurysm of Dural Venous Sinuses
Iatrogenic Pneumocephalus Fixed by Mastoidectomy
High Jugular Bulb
Temporal Bone Defect - Written by one of our own cured Whooshers!
Traumatic Carotid Cavernous Fistula
Arnold Chiari Malformation & Pseudotumor Cerebri - Written by one of our own cured Whooshers!
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) - Information Related to Above
Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum
Carotid Artery Dissection: Exploring Pulsatile Tinnitus as a Symptom of an Injury
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCD): "Grey's Anatomy" Features Another Possible Cause of Pulsatile Tinnitus
Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)
Carotid Artery Stenosis
ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS ABOUT CURED WHOOSHERS
"Norwegian Ear Whoosher CURED," from Blondie's Blog "Tales from Clark Street," May 12, 2009.