Sudden hearing loss. If you thought that the list of COVID effects was complete, don’t forget sudden hearing loss.
Without a yet established pattern, it seems that blood clots from COVID occasionally cause a sudden and often total loss of hearing in one ear a few weeks after illness, even in those with mild or asymptomatic cases.
Fluctuating or sudden loss of hearing should be checked out within 72 hours if possible. Our best chances at recovery of hearing occur if treatment is started within 72 hours.
Hearing loss has tremendous impacts on a person’s overall health and wellness. It can impact how the brain functions to support balance, speech processing, memory, and even driving safety!
If you are worried about changes in your hearing, call us today!