Woman Wakes Up Unable To Hear Men's Voices

Bizarre Ear Condition Makes Woman Unable to Hear Men's Voices

Imagine having a legitimate reason for not hearing your partner say, "Tonight, you're on dishes".

This isn't a selective hearing joke - Chen, from Xiamen in China, woke up one day and she was unable to hear her boyfriend when he spoke - or any men, as it turned out.

A Chinese woman has made headlines after she woke up unable to hear male voices, according to The Daily Mail.

Dr Lin Xiaoqing treated Chen and told local sources when she arrived at the hospital she could hear everything the female specialist said. The patient was a man.

As well as struggling to hear low-frequency voices, those with the condition can find it tough to make out voices on the phone, as well as noises like the hum of the fridge or thunder.

Bizarre Ear Condition Makes Woman Unable to Hear Men's Voices
Woman's rare condition means she can't hear men's voices

After diagnosis it was found that Chen was suffering from reverse-slope hearing loss, in which she could only hear high frequencies. According to Thigpen Hearing Center, many people with this condition don't even realize they have it. Again according to Thigpen Hearing Center, roughly 3,000 people in the USA and Canada have the condition.

One person's medical condition is every woman's dream. That can include the voices of women and children, which tend to be higher pitched than male voices.

After Chen went to a specialist ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) she was diagnosed with a condition called "reverse-slope hearing loss". She expects Chen to experience a full recovery.

If you haven't heard of it (and we hadn't either) it's called reverse-sloping hearing loss because of the shape of a hearing test audiogram of those who can't hear low frequencies - it looks the opposite of a ski slope, starting in the lower-left-hand corner and sloping upward steeply. This can be caused by general anesthetic, a perilymphatic fistula (an abnormal opening in the ear), and intracranial hypertension, caused by pressure in the central nervous system. Sudden hearing loss, Ménière's disease and viral infection are also identified as causes of RSHL.

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