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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.  
Some 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 whooshers@gmail.com and share your story. 
The more we share, the more we know.  And the more we hope!




Extracranial Internal Carotid Aneurysm

Carotid Artery-Cochlear Dehiscence (CCD)

Acoustic Neuroma

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

Dural Venous Sinus Stenosis - A story written by one of our own! 

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!

Brain Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (BDAVF)- One of our own whooshers is cured!

Sigmoid Sinus Diverticula - Written by one of our own!

Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF) of the Transverse Sigmoid Sinus - A story written by one of our own whooshers!

Transverse Sinus Stenosis - Listen to one of our own describe his story on BBC Radio!  Articles in UK papers, too.  

Brain Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (BDAVF) -Another Cured Whoosher shares her inspirational story.

Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula (CCF) - One of our own shares her story.

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Brain Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas (BDAVF) - Written by one of our own!

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.


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!

Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum (SSD) - A story written by one of our own Whooshers, about her diagnosis and treatment. Many more links about SSD below.  

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 for Whooshers.com

Transverse Sinus Stenosis - A personal account of diagnosis and treatment, written by one of our own Cured Whooshers

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCD or SCDS) - This is a cured whoosher story that gained international attention!  Also see other SCDS posting below.

Carotid Artery Dissection (CAD) - See other carotid artery dissection story below

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)

Lyme Disease

Glomus Tympanicum

Carotid Artery Stenosis


"Norwegian Ear Whoosher CURED," from Blondie's Blog "Tales from Clark Street," May 12, 2009.