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Is hearing voices and other sounds before and during a migraine normal?

  1. Hi Helloitsme,

    Thank you for your question. I can tell you it's not uncommon to hear things that aren't there before and sometimes during a migraine attack. These are called auditory hallucinations and may include sounds such as white noise, beeping, and human voices. Here is a study and article that may be helpful;
    https://www.nyheadache.com/blog/auditory-hallucinations-in-migraine/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25480808.

    However, when we have new and/or different symptoms it's a good idea to contact the doctor and let him know what's going on so he can rule out anything more series.

    Please let me know how you make out and here's to a low pain day!
    Nancy

    1. I get tinnitus (ringing in the ears) sometimes as pre-migraine along with a sharp sudden ear pain that instantly disappears.

      I also hear just "odd" sounds. The world will sound muffled or mechanical. I sometimes lose hearing for a second or two also.

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