Rare ear condition leaves woman permanently hearing 'How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?'
A woman in the UK has been left permanently hearing the tune to the 1950s hit 'How Much Is That Doggie in the Window' for the past three years. The rare form of tinnitus means that the tune plays in her head on an endless loop, twenty-four hours a day.
Speaking of the affliction, Susan Root - the person affected by the illness - said: "It's like having a radio that you just can't turn off. I began hearing tunes in my ears three years ago and it just has not stopped since."
In fact, sometimes the music in her head is so loud the she claims she can't hear her husband talk. So that's her excuse, eh?
Root has sought extensive treatment for the issue, including hearing aids and meditative CDs, but none have helped. "I've come to accept that I'm probably going to be stuck with this hellish condition for the rest of my life."
What would be the worst song to have stuck in your head constantly? Our money is on Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up'. It would be as if fate was rickrolling you twenty-four hours a day.
Story by John Balfe | 17:29 | Sunday 24th February 2013 | WTF
Suffering from tinnitus myself -- although the less rare "ringing" version -- I can sympathize with Ms Root. As a supply teacher, I find myself explaining tinnitus to the various classes I am called-in to teach. It is especially helpful being in a music class, as I can use an electronic keyboard to simulate the hissing/ringing that I hear for my students -- none of whom want me to continue more than a few seconds. I can't imagine hearing an actual song, though. As for my "worst song," I would have to agree with Rick Astley, "Alejandro," by Madonna, or anything by Beyonc.Posted 19:49 | Sun 24th Feb 2013
Cotton Eyed Joe...it features heavily in my nightmares as it is.Posted 14:16 | Mon 25th Feb 2013
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