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Woman Unable to Hear Male Voices

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Kashmira Gander, writing for Newsweek:

    A rare ear condition has left a woman only able to hear women’s voices.

    The woman from Xiamen, on China’s east coast, knew something was wrong when she woke up and couldn’t hear her boyfriend’s voice, MailOnline reported citing AsiaWire. The next morning, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Qianpu Hospital told Ms. Chen that she had a form of low-frequency hearing loss known as reverse-slope hearing loss. This meant she was unable to hear lower-frequency sounds, including the average male voice.

  2. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    Title of this thread is intentionally misleading. Its about frequencies of voices, not gender. Women can have low frequency voice and males high frequency voices. It is just less common.
    summertimejesus likes this.
  3. Ska Senanake


    What if its a man who is a high talker?
    Analog Drummer likes this.
  4. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I really, really need this article to be published in reverse so I have a good reason to justify to my wife why I can't hear her sometimes.
  5. marsupial jones

    make a bagel without the hole

    the doctor should play the Seinfeld episode for her and see.
  6. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    SuNDaYSTaR, supernovagirl and K0ta like this.
  7. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

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  8. Snoblin

    Chaotic-Good Goblin Person Prestigious

    Honestly, that must be terrifying for her.
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  9. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    Man, I'm surprised the more conspiracy-whacko incels weren't all over this one...

    Glad they weren't though. Just to be very clear.