Maryjane Behforouz kept trying to ignore the disturbing noise in her head, but it always ended in failure, The Washington Post reports.
She was getting increasingly desperate; none of the specialists she saw seemed to know what was causing the nearly constant sound -- louder than tinnitus -- that would often wake her in the middle of the night.
She had seen three ear, nose and throat specialists and undergone painful steroid injections in her ear. She tried acupuncture and changed her diet. Her doctors seemed unable to help, so she started scouring the Internet.
Finally, the Indiana resident found an associate professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School who helped her solve the problem, which was due to a fracture in a tiny bone inside her ear.
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