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Re: I don't hear my heart

Fred, it is very unlikely that what you are hearing is your heart.  It is more
likely blood flow in your head through arteries in your neck due to a congested
condition while ill or possibly because of increased blood pressure.  You will
stand a much better chance of hearing these kinds of sounds in a very quiet
place such as a sound booth and, in fact, the sound of blood moving through the
head is often mistaken for tinnitus.  Constantly hearing blood sounds is
sometimes a reason for concern as with the development of certain types of
middle ear tumors.  Actually not hearing your own heart is a good thing.


Tom Brennan  KD5VIJ, CCC-A/SLP, R/D - AU
web page http://titan.sfasu.edu/~g_brennantg/sonicpage.html