It makes a clicking sound

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Professional Dingbat, Guru and Merkintologist
Supporting Member
Nov 4, 2012
Queensland, OzTrayLeeYa
... The sound is pretty much the same today, some 35 years later, that it was right after surgery. As I sit here and write this message I can hear it clinking away..
while mine is not anywhere near 35 years of operation (congratulations) I do indeed hear mine, but I don't perceive it as sound its something felt deep inside. This is verified by the fact that ear plugs (which I wear almost daily for sound protection when working with power tools or riding my motorcycle) exclude external sounds and yet the beat is felt.

This certainly was a change from before the surgery, but not so much that I couldn't choose to accept it if I wanted to. As literature / poetry / song lyrics make many references to hearing the sound of a human heart I felt that choosing to accept it was my best bet.

personally I have always felt my heart beating, now its simply more clear to me and has indeed been a tool for me to actually understand and then regulate my emotions by knowing better what my body is doing. Indeed my lovely (late) wife could tell what was on my mind too ;-)

I hope its not too late for you

Chuck C

Well-known member
Dec 5, 2020
At first is was so loud it keep my wife awake.

It's so interesting how much this varies person to person. Even right after surgery, no one has been able to hear mine unless they put their head on my chest. This means that the only people who have heard it are my wife and people I've wrestled with at the gym. So far I've had 4 jiu jitsu partners, whom I was wrestling, comment that they heard it. One teen at the gym now calls me Iron Man, lol. But even while grappling opponents, most don't notice anything.