Hi Ms. Gorham, is the sound in your ear at the same rhythm of your heartbeat? Let's check this way, take deep breath for a few times, and check if the sound in your ears in the same rhythm of your heartbeat, if so, then move to the following. There're a few possibilities. 1. pulsating tinnitus 2. a weak tympanic membrane 3 in case you have rhinitis, rhinitis causes eustachian tube blockage. Anyway you better get checked by a ENT doctor.