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

Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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