Tinnitus, Sleep Disturbance, and Tips to Help

Now two years into the Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare providers are seeing that some are suffering from a constellation of symptoms that include insomnia, disrupted sleep, changes in the sleep-wake cycle, and decreased sleep quality. There have even been a couple of terms coined to name the condition—“coronasomnia” or “COVID-somnia.” Several factors are likely responsible for sleep dysfunction related to COVID-19. … Read More

Studies Show COVID-19 May Affect Hearing and Balance

As we continue to learn to live with the SARS-COV-2, or the COVID-19 virus, much more is being learned about how the illness affects the human body. Since the early days of the pandemic, it was noted that individuals with the virus often lost their sense of taste and/or smell. But it seems now more COVID-19 patients are reporting symptoms … Read More

Sudden Hearing Loss Not Related to COVID Vaccine

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The news is filled with reports of side effects related to the COVID-19 vaccine—everything from the standard side effects you might expect, like a sore arm or fatigue—to rumors that it can make your body magnetic (it can’t by the way). One of the side effects may be related to sudden onset hearing loss/tinnitus, which was reported as the vaccine … Read More

Can’t Hear When Someone is Wearing a Mask? Try These Tips.

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In spite of the fact that more and more people are getting vaccinated for COVID-19 every day, it looks like masking and social distancing will be with us for some time in order to safely return to normal activities at some point. For those with hearing loss, even for those without hearing loss, wearing a mask can make it difficult … Read More

Benefits to Keeping Hearing Aids Functioning, Despite Pandemic

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During the pandemic, the safety restrictions placed on senior living facilities, and seniors in general, have severely limited or eliminated social interactions with family and peers. This type of isolation can produce changes in communication and can lead to anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, during this time older adults who have been successful hearing aid users may be using their hearing … Read More

Is the Pandemic Making Tinnitus Worse?

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According to an article published in The Hearing Review, new research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being made worse by COVID-19 – as well as the measures helping to keep us safe, such as isolation and social distancing. The study of 3,103 people with tinnitus was led … Read More

COVID-19 Precautions and Prevention

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As we enter the winter months, healthcare professionals are concerned regarding the spread of COVID-19, as well as the influenza virus. It is possible that an individual could become infected with the flu and the COVID virus at the same time. For that reason, the Centers for Disease Control is urging all Americans to get a flu vaccination, which greatly … Read More