You’ve probably experienced what many call an “ear worm”. That’s when you get a song stuck in your head all day. Well it’s much worse for this poor woman, Susan Root from the U.K., suffers from severe tinnitus, also know as musical hallucinations, in which she hears constant music.
She hears songs when nothing is being played. She started hearing “How Much is that Doggie in the Window” and has now had it stuck for four years. And that’s not all sometimes there is more than one song.
“It’s been terrible recently – it’s just been constant for this past fortnight. “I wake up hearing Somewhere over the Rainbow.
“It’s worse at night because it is quieter. “I am getting really fed up, people think it is funny but they don’t understand – it’s hell.
“I just want it to stop. I have to have the TV on when I try to go to sleep to drown out the noise.”
When she isn’t being bothered by the music she sometimes hears clicking or whistling instead of music. Unfortunately doctors, neurologists and therapists have all failed to make the problem go away.
She has had ear problems since she was young, including infections, a perforated ear drum, problems with her balance and has undergone two operations.