Ear Conditions

August 2019

Rare Ear Condition Makes Woman Unable to Hear Men’s Voices

A woman who lives in China was recently diagnosed with a type of hearing loss that is called reverse-slope hearing loss. The woman awakened and was unable to hear her boyfriend's voice, which prompted her to see a specialist. This condition is named after the appearance of the slope on audiology exams and refers to a hearing loss in which people are unable to hear sounds of lower frequencies. Reverse-slope hearing loss is very rare and affects an estimated...