Woman's rare condition means she can't hear men's voices

  • Woman's rare condition means she can't hear men's voices

Woman's rare condition means she can't hear men's voices

In a freakish situation, a Chinese woman has been diagnosed with a type of hearing loss in which she is unable to hear the voices of men and can only higher frequency tones of other females.

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

She said she had suffered from nausea and ringing in her ears the night before, and thought a good night's sleep would be the cure.

She went to the hospital and saw ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr Lin Xiaoqing.

She added that she believes the recent stress and exhaustion Ms Chen had been under could have contributed to the condition.

Xiaoqing diagnosed Chen with "low-frequency hearing loss", a rare condition that cuts off deeper, lower-frequency sounds.

To clarify, the woman can only hear voices belonging to other women.

What do you think about this unusual form of hearing loss? The term describes the shape of a hearing test audiogram of those who can't hear low frequencies.

Dr. Xiaoqing said Ms. Chen is expected make a full recovery with some rest.

High-frequency hearing loss, where sufferers are unable to hear the voices of women or children, is more common.

According to the Daily Mail, only 13,000 people are affected by this hearing condition in the world.

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.

Low frequency hearing loss can be very unsafe for people as it can affect their ability to hear things like the low hum of an oncoming auto.

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. 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.