Case Study: A Possible Link between COVID-19 and Hearing Loss
Department of Audiology, Hidden Hearing, United Kingdom
*Corresponding Author: Feryale Elmolla, Department of Audiology, Hidden Hearing, United Kingdom.
April 23, 2021; Published: May 15, 2021
Abundant research presented that the novel coronavirus identified as COVID-19 distresses the human body in numerous ways and may lead to death. Diminutive is acknowledged about the effects of the virus within the auditory pathway. Many patients reported hearing and tinnitus changes post infection. Majority of these were either self-reported or from medical records.
This case study presents an adult acute otitis media as the main symptom of COVID-19 infection. This sheds new light on the issue and urges for more quality research to help with the early detection of auditory malfunction associated with COVID-19 to provide urgent treatment and a better outcome.
Keywords: COVID-19; Hearing Loss; Auditory Pathway References
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