Woman Wakes Up Unable To Hear Men's Voices

Maricruz Casares
Enero 11, 2019

She knew something wasn't quite right when she woke up one morning to find she couldn't hear a word her boyfriend was saying.

This is the case for a woman from China, whose rare condition means she genuinely can no longer hear the voices of men.

"She couldn't hear him at all", said Dr. Xiaoqing, according to MailOnline.

Dr Lin diagnosed her with a condition known as "low-frequency hearing loss", after Chen said she had been working late recently, putting her body under stress and not getting enough sleep.

Ms Chen was diagnosed with reverse-slope hearing loss (or low-frequency hearing loss), a condition which is said to affect nearly one in 13,000 people with hearing problems.

A rare ear condition has left a woman only able to hear women's voices.

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The female doctor who treated Chen said that she was able to hear her without any problem but she was unable to hear aything which was said by a young male patient.

What do you think about this odd form of hearing loss?

Anyone who suffers from low frequency hearing loss, generally, can't hear noises that have a frequency of 2,000 Hz or below. She expects Chen to make a full recovery, a fate that some people may argue is more of a curse.

It is not easy to treat RSHL as most health care professionals are trained to treat high-frequency loss. It's so rare that only one in almost 13,000 patients with hearing issues are affected.

This kind of low frequency hearing loss is said to be caused by a number of different things such as Wolfram Syndrome 1, Meniere's disease, Mondini dysplasi and sudden hearing loss. This can put them in danger, as they may not hear low noises like oncoming cars. It can also be caused by changes in the pressure of the fluid in the inner ear, endolymph, which itself can be the result of spinal or general anesthesia, intracranial hypertension, and a perilymphatic fistula. A range of factors can cause hearing loss, including hereditary diseases, infections, certain drugs, aging, and exposure to loud noises.

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