Julie Redfern, 47, suffers from an extremely uncomfortable condition. She is a victim of superior canal dehiscence syndrome - which is a thinning of the temporal bone that causes the inner ear to hear more sound.
Due to this she can hear all the noises inside her body which others cannot hear. The uncomfortable part is, she can hear her brain wobble, blood move inside the body and her heart beat.
AdvertisementThough she underwent a surgery to fill up the holes in her temporal bone, she needs another one to give her a cure for this condition. A bike accident that she suffered two decades ago is believed to be behind this condition.
After going through this condition for seven years, there seems to some relief round the corner with a new surgery.
Dr Gerald Brookes, a consultant neuro-otologist and skull base surgeon at The Harley Street ENT Clinic in London, said: 'Some people may be born with missing bone, or very thin bone, which "dissolves" with increasing age or may be damaged by a blow to the head.
She underwent a complex five hour surgery where the surgeon filled in the holes on the bones to put an end to the sound traveling through them. Mrs Redfern said: 'Even though there were risks I had to have it done, I couldn't have coped with it for another 40 years, and seven was enough.'