There are seldom rare conditions that make us rather alarmed at the impossibility of it instead of concerned. A temporary rare condition is surely making us question our existence. A woman in China has completely become deaf to men while still being able to hear women. Weird, isn’t it? But very much true!
According to the Daily Mail, the patient, only identified as Ms. Chen, woke up one morning and couldn’t hear her boyfriend speak.
Chen went to Qianpu Hospital where she was seen by an ear, nose, and throat specialist.
Dr. Lin Xiaoqing, who treated Chen, told reporters, “She was able to hear me when I spoke to her, but when a young male patient walked in, she couldn’t hear him.:
The night before the woman’s hearing went away randomly, she was faced by unexpected ringing in her ears and nausea. Doctor explained she was under stress and immense work pressure which possibly led to the condition.
Doctors diagnosed her with “reverse-slope hearing loss, in which she could only hear high frequencies.”
The Mail reports the condition only affects one in nearly 13,000 patients with hearing problems. It’s also difficult to diagnose because patients and medics can be unaware it exists.
Unexpected stress often triggers permanent diseases or temporary discomforts that can turn permanent.