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Some patients  reported  a sudden hearing loss after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers at  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine investigated  the cases and published their results in  JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery . Their preliminary conclusions are that the messenger RNA vaccines (mRNA) by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna did not cause the hearing loss. Based on the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System

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Researchers are trying to study the link between COVID-19 and long term side effects, including tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Dr. Richard Tyler at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics said one of his patients with tinnitus experienced worsened conditions after contracting the virus. In March, the International Journal of Audiology published a study that found nearly 15 percent

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With speech and language disorders among the most common conditions that young children experience, DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is encouraging parents and caregivers to learn the signs of communication disorders — and seek an evaluation now if they have any concerns. The message is a timely one, as May is national “Better Hearing

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Some viruses, such as measles, mumps and meningitis, can cause hearing difficulties, but what about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? In the first few months of the pandemic, a rapid systematic review of COVID-19 and hearing difficulties revealed a possible link between COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms (hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo). However, both the quantity and quality of the early studies were

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Cases of sudden hearing loss increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study comparing admissions to ear, nose and throat (ENT) services before and during the outbreak. The study was carried out by three otolaryngology specialists, Assoc. Prof. Vural Fidan, Dr. Handan Koyuncu and Dr. Yaşar Okan Akın, and published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Otolaryngology. While

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