Transcript for Woman Who Could Hear Her Own Body Sounds Get Life Back
Next up here on the "Gma heat index," this is a bizarre medical mystery, a woman who hears her own body sounds. Her eyes moving, her heart beating. Paula has more on what she calls the chaos in her ears. Disconcerting to say the least imagine going through life hearing your footsteps rumble through your brain, your heartbeat amplified like the bass in a song and your eyes shifting. This is how she went through life but now it's all changed. Just like the comic book hero daredevil enhanced hearing sounds like an amazing superpower. But imagine if you could actually hear your own body's every sound, every move all day long, your heart beating. Your eyes moving, your bones creaking. This is what life is like for Rachel pine. Drastically enhanced hearing. Every tiny move her body makes is paid in full. Would you believe that within six months, all of their car loans were paid offto O. A savings of .844$86 ntmoh. For $10,037.12 a year. And they were just getting started. Another cost cutting tip they combined car insurance policies saving $191 a month or 2$2,292 a year cut out cable saving 74$1 a month or $2,088 a year. Now, 75ucks B eve try weeks isn't a lot of money so how did th yet G ?by ,we ll when they did go out they shared entrees and shopping for clothe, well, that was done at thrift stores. Incredibly 18 months after the balance and hearing has an abnormal opening in the bone and so you tend to hear internal sounds amplified like your heartbeat and things moving inside. Reporter: Rachel was thrilled her experience had a name. We got in the elevator and I was crying, I was so happy. Reporter: Ucla has discovered a minimally invasive surgery fix plugging up that tiny hole through a small incision the size of a dime in the skull. Rachel's surgery takes about two hours. I'm inside her skull and I've come down to this point and I know her hole is right there. Right there and so that's where I want to point this green pointer right here. You see the green pointer shows me that's where I need to go. Reporter: For many patients results are immediate. We do this surgery in about 90 minutes and they wake up and say my symptoms are gone. Reporter: Then what's exactly what happened. When I woke up from surgery I knew right off the bat that I was better and I had no more dizziness and talking to the nurse right when I woke up and I was ready to get up and go somewhere. Reporter: Now Rachel has her life back. Happy to hear Normal sounds again and grinning from ear to ear. That's enough to drive you crazy much as you heard in the piece she saw nine different doctors and told her you have a migraine, dehydrated might have a uti. She had to advocate for herself and knew something wasn't right. She was listening to herself in the right way. Listening to her body, yes, she was. Happy everything is good for her.
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