ESPN’s Sean McDonough publicizes rare ear condition that will require surgery
ESPN sportscaster Sean McDonough has been publicizing his diagnosis with a rare condition called superior canal dehiscence syndrome, which is caused by a tiny pin-prick-size hole in the inner ear bone. In an interview, he detailed his symptoms of tinnitus, a sensation of having a blocked ear, and hearing his eyeballs swish as he moved them. Treatment often involves surgery to fix the hole. A surgeon from Mass Eye and Ear who will perform McDonough’s surgery explains.