New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19. The study, which involved 3,103 participants from 48 countries, found that 40% of those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 simultaneously experience a worsening of their tinnitus. It also found that a large proportion of people believe their tinnitus is being made worse by social distancing measures introduced to help control the virus.
- Frontiers in Public Health
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement