Whooshers.com was created primarily to provide a forum for sufferers of pulsatile tinnitus in all stages
According to many major medical institutions, only 3% of tinnitus sufferers experience
pulsatile tinnitus. The rare symptoms create challenges for patients and diagnostic challenges for the medical communities
that serve them.
Whooshers world-wide have united on Web sites like this one to compare stories,
experiences, frustrations, and success stories.
All in an effort to find
Whooshers.com is also a resource for the medical community. Links to articles, research organizations,
other Web sites, frequent polls, and patients’ testimonials offer valuable insight into the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus.
A common frustration among sufferers is that it is difficult to find doctors familiar with the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus
and/or its long (and perhaps indefinite) list of possible causes.
As a result, many patients are not being
screened properly. A simple Web search for symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus (“I hear my heartbeat in my ear,” “whoosh,”
“sound in my ear”) reveals numerous blogs, medical forums, etc. on which the majority of patients report being
told they must “live with it," often before all possible underlying causes are considered, tested and exhausted.
That the constant, heartbeat-like sound sufferers hear has a name is simply not enough.
want and need to understand more about pulsatile tinnitus.
While it is still the case that
there is no cure for regular, nonpulsatile tinnitus, it may
be possible to discover --and even cure-- some pulsatile
tinnitus causes. Whooshers.com compiles medical journal articles (and abstracts) about such cases, as well as personal
stories (with permission) from whooshers who write to us. We encourage readers to share and review these stories with their doctors.
Whooshers.com would like to facilitate communication between doctors specializing in pulsatile tinnitus
causes and sufferers of pulsatile tinnitus symptoms.
If you are a doctor, medical researcher, or other member
of the medical community who would like to help in this effort, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in confidence.
All ideas and/or comments are welcome.
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