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Man Suffering From Rare Condition Hears 'God Save The Queen' On Repeat

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An 87-year-old man is suffering from a bizarre condition which forces him to hear "God Save the Queen" a staggering 1,700 times a week.

Ron Goldspink from Hull, England has been diagnosed with Musical Ear Syndrome. The condition causes individuals who suffer from hearing loss to experience musical auditory hallucinations.

“It started about three or four months ago. The version I hear is sung by a male choir," he said.

The pensioner had previously believed he heard the UK's national anthem coming from the residence of his next door neighbor, The Sun reports.

"I complained about my next door neighbor who I thought was playing music and keeping me awake at night," Goldspink said. “My son complained to the council, and when they came down I told them I could hear this music coming from through the wall every night.

“They went next door and my neighbor said they were not playing anything, and I realized it was just me that could hear it,” he said.

While the condition often affects those with tinnitus, Goldspink said he was stunned when he contracted the ailment.

“My doctor could not understand it, and had never heard of it before," Goldspink said.

Goldspink said while the song is sung well, he began utilizing his own unique technique to minimize hearing God Save the Queen in his head.

“There is nothing you can do about it - the only possible way I can get a rest from it is if I put a hearing aid in one ear and have the TV on in the background," he said.

According to Daily Mail, Goldspink hopes to meet Queen Elizabeth II when she arrives in his hometown next week, to tell the queen he has heard the national anthem more times than her.  

“It’s really strange - I’ve obviously heard the national anthem played, but not that often that it would ever get it stuck in my head,” he said.

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