Can Coronavirus Make You Deaf? This UK Patient Went Deaf After COVID-19

COVID-19 Link To Deafness: Shocking disclosure in the study on coronavirus, you can even lose your hearing power.

 
Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Oct 16, 2020Updated at: Oct 16, 2020
Can Coronavirus Make You Deaf? This UK Patient Went Deaf After COVID-19

The symptoms of corona are increasing day by day.  More than 84 million people in the world are infected with it, while more than 10 lakh people have lost their lives after being caught by the virus. The vaccine has not yet been made of this virus, and on the other hand, people infected with this virus have faced many other problems. The corona is catching people in various ways, and now a new thing has emerged, that the corona is also affecting the ears. Some patients are experiencing sudden/ permanent deafness due to corona infection. According to a new report, shocking cases are coming up in the UK, in which the ability to hear of severely corona-infected persons is being lost.

BMJ Case Reports

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The research, published in BMJ Case Reports' journal, mentions a 45-year-old man who is an asthma patient. After being severely infected with the coronavirus, his hearing power suddenly decreased. This person had no other hearing problems before the infection. The person was given steroid pills and vaccines, after which his hearing capacity partially returned. Researchers said in a study that due to the large number of people being infected, further research is needed on the problem of deafness so that this problem can be detected and treated. 

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Research on the link between COVID-19 & deafness

According to the scientists of 'University College London' in Britain, awareness about the cause of deafness due to this infection is essential. According to scientists, early identification of the problem of deafness is necessary. However, this problem can be treated with steroids. In the UK, COVID-19 patients who have been deaf have improved during treatment.

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As per the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, sudden hearing loss or deafness usually affects the same ear. This situation is not uncommon. According to the authors, 160 cases out of 100,000 patients of deafness are occurring every year. According to the authors, in most cases, doctors are not able to detect sudden deafness, but when the condition is associated with flu, herpes and cytomegalovirus infection, the cause is detected.

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