March 23, 2021

Hearing Loss and Covid 19

New research estimates that nearly 15% of people with Covid 19 suffered tinnitus and nearly 8% suffered hearing loss.

Researchers, from The University of Manchester and Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, have compiled data from 24 studies that identified an association between Covid 19 and auditory and vestibular problems. (The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that process the information involved with controlling balance and eye movements.)

“If it is correct that something between 7% and 15% is having these symptoms, that’s something we should take very seriously,” Professor Kevin Munro, director of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness.

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