Covid-19 may create hearing and balance disorders, new study shows

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Losing the ability to taste and smell is a well-established side-effect of Covid-19. Now, new research has established that hearing can be added to the list of senses affected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The study, published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, explored the connection between Covid-19 and symptoms such as dizziness, tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears) and hearing loss.

The researchers found that hearing and balance dysfunctions, after recovering from Covid-19, were more common in women than men and in people over 60.

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