A woman in China has recently been diagnosed with a rare hearing loss that prevented her from hearing male voice.
The woman, who was identified only as Chen, recently woke up one morning and could not hear her friend's voice. the Daily Mail reports. The Xiamen resident then rushed to the Qianpu Hospital, hoping doctors could help.
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WAS a condition known as reverse-slope hearing loss or RSHL. And that's rare: According to Tennessee's Thigpen Hearing Center, "only one person has RSHL for every 12,000 cases of hearing loss." In the US and Canada, about 3,000 people are affected.
have difficulty hearing low frequency sounds.
"She could hear me talking to her, but when a young male patient came in, she could not hear him at all," said Lin Xiaoqing, the treated doctor. Chen told the Daily Mail
"She could Hear me when I talked to her, but when a young male patient came in, she could not hear him at all. "
The condition is usually genetic, according to the hearing center, although other factors could also lead to RSHL
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Chen According to reports, she has recently had a lot of stress and not enough to get leep, which Xiaoqing said could have been a factor. During the night, before she could hear her friend's voice, Chen also said she felt sick and had her ear ringing.
It is expected to fully recover.