Web Desk: A Chinese woman recently woke up with a rare ear condition that left her unable to hear deepest sounds. As a result, the woman can’t hear men’s voices, Daily Mail reports.
According to the report, the woman — identified only by her last name, Chen — experienced nausea and ringing in her ears one night. The next morning, she woke up and realized she could not hear her boyfriend’s voice, at which point she went to the hospital.
According to doctor, Chen could hear everything but can’t hear the voice of a young men patient who walked into the room.
The doctor, Xiaoqing told the Daily Mail that she expects Chen to make a full recovery, as long as her symptoms are treated quickly. Other women joked on Twitter that they would possibly like to take a break from hearing men’s voices, too.
I just heard on the news that there’s a woman who has a medical condition where she literally can’t hear men’s voices. What a dream
— hey there demons it me ya boi (@emilypm_) January 10, 2019
Xiaoqing could not determine the precise cause of Chen’s hearing loss, the Daily Mail reported, but said she believes that fatigue and stress were contributing factors. In the days before she woke up with hearing loss, Chen reportedly had been working long days and not getting a sufficient amount of sleep.
Reverse-slope hearing loss can be difficult to diagnose, the Daily Mail reported, because both physicians and patients may be unaware of its existence. When the condition is hereditary, patients may spend their lives not hearing low-frequency sounds without realizing it.