Woman’s medical condition prevents her from hearing men—and Twitter’s jealous

Woman’s medical condition prevents her from hearing men—and Twitter’s jealous

No more mansplaining, cat-calling, or unsolicited advice to smile and nod at politely. For one woman in China, the Daily Mail reports, it was her startling reality after she awoke one morning and found she couldn’t hear her boyfriend. After Jezebel’s coverage went viral, Twitter only had one question: Is it contagious? The next morning, it was like The Quiet Place—but just for men. She rushed to a hospital to see ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Lin Xiaoqing. “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,” Xiaoqing told the Daily Mail. The problem? Reverse-slope hearing loss, also known as “low-frequency hearing loss” for the type of sounds those affected can’t hear. With proper rest, she should make a full recovery. Whatever it is, the women of Twitter want it to spread.

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Imagine a world where all the men around you are put on mute. No more mansplaining, cat-calling, or unsolicited advice to smile and nod at politely. For some women, it’d be a dream come true. For one woman in China, the Daily Mail reports, it was her startling reality after she awoke one morning and found she couldn’t hear her boyfriend.

After Jezebel’s coverage went viral, Twitter only had one question: Is it contagious?

Only identified in reports as Ms. Chen, the woman from Xiamen, China, had experienced a bit of nausea and ringing in her ears the night before. The next morning, it was like The Quiet Place—but just for men. She rushed to a hospital to see ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Lin Xiaoqing.

“She was able to hear me when I spoke to her, but when a…

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