• Incidence of Hearing Loss in COVID-19 Patients: A COVID Hospital-based Study in the Eastern Part of India – “Hearing loss in COVID-19 has not received much attention by the medical professionals.COVID-19 infection could have deleterious effects on the inner ear specifically on the hair cells of the cochlea despite patients are asymptomatic. The proper understanding of the mechanisms behind hearing loss in COVID-19 infections needs further research.”
  • COVID-19 and Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review – “SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to cause damage to the audio-vestibular system, resulting in SSNHL. However, the exact mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 on the audio-vestibular system remain fully understood. Although numerous investigations have been conducted on COVID-19-related SSNHL, they are fragmented and unsystematic. The true prevalence of SSNHL in COVID-19 patients around the world is unknown. Glucocorticoids are the preferred medication to treat COVID-19-related SSNHL. Hearing testing is recommended when HL is suspected in COVID-19 individuals, and if SSNHL is identified, prompt and vigorous treatment is critical.”
  • Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, and Dizziness in COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – “COVID-19 can cause hearing loss, tinnitus, and dizziness. These findings, however, should be interpreted with caution given insufficient evidence and heterogeneity among studies. Well-designed studies and follow-up assessments on otologic symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 using standard objective tests are recommended.”