Can Covid-19 Affect the Inner Ear?

Can Covid-19 Affect the Inner Ear?

New research suggests that the inner ear is susceptible to infection with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. Covid-19 patients have reported symptoms affecting their ears. These symptoms include complaints about hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and balance...
Is There a Link Between Covid and Tinnitus?

Is There a Link Between Covid and Tinnitus?

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears. Roughly 10 percent of the...
Heart Disease and Hearing Loss

Heart Disease and Hearing Loss

There are various known risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, including diet and lifestyle, family history, and age, as well as conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and other vascular disease.  But what does all that have to do with your...
Hearing Loss and Its Effect on Mental Health

Hearing Loss and Its Effect on Mental Health

Hearing loss is different from many other disabilities in that it is an invisible handicap. It is not always apparent that an individual has a hearing loss.  Often times, the behaviors of the hearing impaired are attributed to something else, simply not paying...
What is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus Explained Tinnitus is an abnormal noise in the ear experienced by nearly 36 million Americans.  Altogether, more than half the population has experienced ringing or buzzing sounds in the ear.  Approximately, 7 million Americans are so severely affected that...