Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Letter to Editor Volume 3 Issue 3

COVID 19 Pandemic: A New Burden on Communication in Elderly

Somia Tawfik Mohamed Ali1* and Noura Essam Eldin Ammar2

1Professor, Audiovestibular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt
2Lecturer, Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Somia Tawfik Mohamed Ali, Professor, Audiovestibular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Received: December 20, 2020; Published: January 30, 2021


  The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is undoubtedly the defining global health crisis and the greatest challenge the world has faced since the World War II. . Actually, this serious health problem mandates lockdown and certain protective measures. These includes social distancing, self-isolation measures as well as use of facemasks. All these measures have negative impact on communication. For example, wearing Facemasks can hinder proper communication as the sounds become muffled. However, it is considered one of the most protective measures as it guards against infection and keeps people safe. More than 50 countries mandate wearing masks in public.





Citation: Somia Tawfik Mohamed Ali and Noura Essam Eldin Ammar. "COVID 19 Pandemic: A New Burden on Communication in Elderly". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.3 (2021): 01.


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