Patient ‘tormented’ by nursery rhyme hallucinations gives fresh insights

The man's experience sheds new light on musical ear syndrome, with a brain MRI revealing episodic memory regions are involved: case 

A man tormented by phantom nursery rhymes while experiencing musical hallucinations has provided a rare insight into the phenomenon, with MRI suggesting it was due to his mild hearing loss.

Neuroimaging experts say their case serves as a reminder to investigate patients who report hearing music with no known source for hearing loss rather than assume they have delusions or psychosis.