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Could a COVID-19 infection cause permanent hearing damage?

Could a COVID-19 infection cause permanent hearing damage?

A recent study by the University of Manchester suggests that COVID-19 could cause permanent damage to hearing. Patients in this study were questioned about their hearing, eight weeks after being discharged from hospital for a COVID-19 infection. Of the one hundred and...

Hearing loss in one ear

Hearing loss in one ear

Unilateral Hearing Loss Generally hearing loss affects both ears at the same time. However, there are times where just one ear experiences hearing loss (unilateral hearing loss) or one ear has worse hearing than the other ear (asymmetric hearing loss). If this applies...

Teleaudiology Frequently Asked Questions

Teleaudiology Frequently Asked Questions

What are Teleaudiology consultations? Essentially Teleaudiology consultations are a form of online consultation that allows patients to have hearing aid adjustments without any direct physical contact. Not only this, but Teleaudiology provides an alternative for...

Hearing loss and Dementia – Is there a causal link?

Hearing loss and Dementia – Is there a causal link?

What is dementia? Dementia, also known as Major Neurocognitive Decline (MCD) is not one specific disease, rather it presents as a collection of symptoms. Dementia can affect many aspects of daily life including cognition, memory, attention, behaviour and furthermore...

Communication challenges during a pandemic

Communication challenges during a pandemic

As audiologists, we are equipped with the knowledge for improving communication and are always keen to impart our knowledge to any of our patients with an ear to hear us. But what happens when our advice seems to contradict the advice of health experts during a...

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