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Derek Mooney opens up about 20 year health battle which means he can’t be in quiet places

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Derek Mooney has secretly been living with a hellish health problem for the past 20 years. The 53-year-old suffers from tinnitus, a condition that causes an ongoing ringing or other sounds in one or both ears.

In Derek’s case, he hears the sound of a ‘leaking gas pipe’ around the clock in his left ear. The 53-year-old appears resigned to his condition and told The Sun: ‘I never had a choice, there’s no cure for what I have.’ Describing how it impacts his day-to-day Derek went on: ‘It stops you sleeping all you can hear is this awful noise, and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.’ He also revealed that he can’t sit in a silent room because of the problem and when he goes out he has to have a radio playing in his pocket to drown

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