A new complication of the sixth wave of COVID: hearing loss, doctor’s advice

Mutated variant of coronavirus causes hearing problems


Mutated variant of coronavirus is increasingly causing hearing problems
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The most common complication of the sixth wave of COVID was hearing loss. This was told to URA.RU by a doctor, an expert in laboratory diagnostics from Yekaterinburg, Alexander Solovyov.

“Covid causes complications in the cardiovascular, pulmonary and neurological systems. It can also cause inflammation in the human auditory system and lead to hearing loss. The mutated version of the coronavirus is increasingly causing hearing problems. However, this happens only in the acute phase of the disease, ”says Solovyov.

According to him, covid can provoke inflammation of the mucous membrane of the Eustachian tube (eustachitis). “The infection, getting through the nose, also flies through the nasopharynx. And here the so-called conductive mechanism of hearing loss is possible. Roughly speaking, eustachitis develops. But you should not worry, because with timely and proper treatment, the inflammation goes away, ”the doctor said.

Earlier, the agency wrote that the symptoms of coronavirus in 2022 are different from those that doctors encountered at the very beginning of the pandemic. If earlier the first signs were loss of smell and cough, now the picture looks a little different. Today covid is accompanied by a severe headache.

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The most common complication of the sixth wave of COVID was hearing loss. This was told to URA.RU by a doctor, an expert in laboratory diagnostics from Yekaterinburg, Alexander Solovyov. “Covid causes complications in the cardiovascular, pulmonary and neurological systems. It can also cause inflammation in the human auditory system and lead to hearing loss. The mutated version of the coronavirus is increasingly causing hearing problems. However, this happens only in the acute phase of the disease, ”says Solovyov. According to him, covid can provoke inflammation of the mucous membrane of the Eustachian tube (eustachitis). “The infection, getting through the nose, also flies through the nasopharynx. And here the so-called conductive mechanism of hearing loss is possible. Roughly speaking, eustachitis develops. But you should not worry, because with timely and proper treatment, the inflammation goes away, ”the doctor said. Earlier, the agency wrote that the symptoms of coronavirus in 2022 are different from those that doctors encountered at the very beginning of the pandemic. If earlier the first signs were loss of smell and cough, now the picture looks a little different. Today covid is accompanied by a severe headache.

The article is in Russian

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