A woman from the city Xiamen in China woke up one day and she was unable to hear her boyfriend. Naturally, the woman, Ms. Chen, went straight to the hospital, and she was diagnosed with a pretty rare type of hearing loss. Apparently, she could only hear the voices of women, and not men.
Doctors were amazed by her bizarre symptoms, and they reported that it’s the opposite of the more common forms of hearing loss.
As it turns out, she was diagnosed by the specialists with reverse-slope hearing loss, which means that she can only hear high frequencies. According to studies, this condition only affects around 13,000 patients in the world, and doctors say that the main contributor to the condition is stress. The night before she experienced the incident, she was suffering from ringing in her ears and nausea.
There are people in this world that have never been able to hear lower sounds, like the hum of a fridge, and it can be caused by genetics. Ms. Chen had revealed that she had been working late recently, and she was under a lot of stress and without enough sleep.
The doctors expect Ms. Chen to make a full recovery. Well, if there’s one thing good in this, is that she won’t be able to hear men for some time.