Pensioner suffering from rare medical condition endures three years of sleepless nights because she hears How Much is that Doggie in the Window? on a loop in her head

Susan Root, 63, from Essex, suffers from a form of tinnitus where music plays constantly in her head - meaning she struggles to sleep and sometimes cannot hear others speak.
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