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Man could hear his eyeballs roll


Creepy condition of the day goes to Stephen Mabbutt, 57, from Charlton, near Banbury, who has just been cured of the annoying complaint of being able to hear his eyeballs roll.

Symptoms first kicked in a disconcerting six years ago, when he felt an ache in the side of his noggin.

Docs tried to treat him with nasal sprays (sounds ambitious) but Mr Mabbutt was eventually diagnosed with an unusual ear condition in which sounds inside the body are heard very loudly. The noise from chewing food became deafening, he could hear his own heart beat (as opposed to the pulse you can sometimes hear) and, surely worst of all, the sound of his eyeball moving.

Mr Mabbutt told the BBC: "When I raised my voice I could hear it reverberating in my head and the vibrations made my vision vibrate.

"Eventually I could hear my heart beating and my eyes moving in their sockets. It was really distracting."

He was diagnosed with superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS), but was cured by an op which involved a 5cm incision behind the ear, making a channel through the bone to find the "balance organ" and using the patient's own bone to create a seal around the defect. We're lost. But have been since "could hear his eyeballs roll".

Things are all fine and dandy now and Mr Mabbutt has said: "It's made a big difference to my life. I feel a different person all round."

Image: Rex

Via: Telegraph



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