Have you ever heard a pulsing sound in your ears? Although rare, a pulsing sound in your ear, also known as pulsatile tinnitus, happens. Pulsatile tinnitus is a symptom worth mentioning. Why should you mention it? This symptom can have many different causes, but the three most common are hypertension (a blood pressure problem), carotid artery disease (a heart problem), and certain tumors called glomus tumors (an ear problem). Let’s talk about this in a bit more detail.