COVID-19 May Make Tinnitus Worse


Tinnitus: Sounds Heard Without An External Source

Health Editor’s Note: Many of us are afflicted with a condition called tinnitus which varies from being a ringing, buzzing, whooshing, or hissing noises heard by only ourselves. You are never in a completely quiet environment because tinnitus is always there in some amount.  We might have gotten this annoyance by exposure to loud noises, damage to the inner ear, and stress. Now we find that the coronavirus could increase the symptoms. Even stress of dealing with the pandemic as well as from life and the presidential election can amplify tinnitus.  

Some COVID-19 patients have decreased hearing even when they have had no previous hearing issues before contracting the virus. The damage to the hearing mechanism could bey caused b the body’s immune response to coronavirus. 

Now to sort out whether new tinnitus symptoms are caused by the coronavirus or the stress of worrying about getting sick from coronavirus…..Carol

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