Woman unable to hear male voices over rare medical condition

Woman unable to hear male voices over rare medical condition

But when she woke up she panicked when she realised she was unable to hear her boyfriend talking to her.

Reports claim that the woman was suffering from nausea and ringing in her ears the night before she woke up with this conditon. After thinking she could sleep it off, she awoke next to her boyfriend, unable to hear him.

She rushed to a hospital in the city of Xiamen, on the east coast of China, and saw ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr Lin Xiaoqing.

While Ms. Chen was able to hear every word a female ENT said during her appointment, she was unable to pick up on the voice of a young male patient at the hospital, Dr. Xiaoqing said.

A woman now known as Ms. Chen has been diagnosed with a rare hearing condition.

The rare condition is present in almost 13,000 hearing loss patients, and stress can be a factor.

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Reverse-sloping hearing loss is a form of sensorineural hearing loss.

It is not easy to treat RSHL as most health care professionals are trained to treat high-frequency loss.

Only around 3,000 people in north America are affected by the rare condition.

As well as struggling to hear low-frequency voices, those with the condition can find it hard to hear voices on the phone properly, as well as low noises like the hum of the fridge or thunder. Because of the way it is shaped on an audiogram - a diagonal slope from the top left-hand corner to the bottom right-hand corner - it gets its name, ski-slope.

What is reverse-slope hearing loss (RSHL)? 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. By 2050, that figure is expected to hit over 900 million. Sudden hearing loss, Ménière's disease and viral infection are also identified as causes of RSHL. Instead of waking up with a newfound ability to hear women's thoughts, à la Mel Gibson (or Taraji P. Henson for 2019's gender-switch take on the film), you wake up having lost the ability to hear men, full stop.

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