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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:44 PM

 

Woman can't hear men with deep voices due to rare condition

https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Woman-can-t-hear-men-with-deep-voices-due-to-rare-13526385.php

A woman in China is making headlines for a rare type of temporary hearing condition that makes her unable to hear low frequencies, such as men's voices. 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 straight 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 at all."

The night before, Chen felt nausea and suffered from a ringing in her ears. She was also under a lot of stress, working late and not getting enough sleep. Chen thought little of it and went to sleep as usual before waking up with the condition.

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Reply Woman can't hear men with deep voices due to rare condition (Original post)
LakeSuperiorView Jan 2019 OP
winstars Jan 2019 #1
MaryMagdaline Jan 2019 #6
MaryMagdaline Jan 2019 #2
qazplm135 Jan 2019 #4
MaryMagdaline Jan 2019 #5
qazplm135 Jan 2019 #3
treestar Jan 2019 #7

Response to LakeSuperiorView (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:54 PM

1. Seinfeld: low talker episode (actually puffy shirt episode, same one)

So its men that are low talkers???

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Response to winstars (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:00 PM

6. There's a Seinfeld episode for everything

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:56 PM

2. Males with hearing problems tend not to hear higher pitched voices

Females with hearing problems have a harder time hearing male voices. I learned this from my father, who was hard of hearing beginning in his 50s.

As a young attorney, I recognized that older male judges were not always hearing me. I knew to enunciate and to look squarely at them, but also, pitched my voice lower as I learned to do when speaking to my father. I have an actual “official” voice for the occasion.

I saw older female judges get impatient with deep-voiced male attorneys. I don’t think they had a remedy.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:56 PM

4. helium?

Would make for an entertaining courtroom.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:00 PM

5. Perfect. I would enjoy that show!

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:56 PM

3. the jokes

write themselves.

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:07 PM

7. sounds like that relationship

is going to improve.

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