Posted: 02/15/2013 1:07 pm EST
It's one thing to have a song stuck in your head for a few hours or even a day or two, but most of humanity surely has no idea what Susan Root is dealing with.
"It's like having a radio that you just can't turn off," Root said. "I began hearing tunes in my ears three years ago and it just has not stopped since."
Root said doctors have tried various methods of curing her disorder, but nothing has helped.
“I’ve come to accept that I’m probably going to be stuck with this hellish condition for the rest of my life,” Root said.
"Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder," the site reports.