Woman's Condition Prevents Her From Hearing Men's Voices!
What if you woke up one day and found out that you couldn’t hear half the people in the world’s voices? It sounds like the plot of a movie, but it really happened to a woman in China, who recently woke up one morning to find she couldn’t hear her boyfriend’s voice.
The woman, only identified by her last name, Chen, was rushed to the hospital, where an ear, nose, and throat specialist determined exactly what was wrong. She was diagnosed with “reverse-slope hearing loss” - which means she can’t hear low-frequency sounds. The condition is extremely rare, theThigpen Hearing Center reports that only about 3,000 people in the U.S. and Canada combined have it. High-frequency hearing loss, where it’s difficult to hear women and kids’ voices, is much more common.
The cause of Chen’s hearing loss isn’t clear, but doctors suspect stress and fatigue are partially to blame. According to the Thigpen Hearing Center, factors including genetics and illness can contribute to this condition. And the good news? Chen should make a full recovery and could be hearing her boyfriend again soon.