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By Diane Nens
Special to Village News 

The surprising connection between hearing health and COVID-19


Last updated 4/1/2021 at 1:52pm

While COVID-19 most frequently affects the lungs, other parts of the body may also be impacted, such as a loss of taste and smell. For a smaller number of people, instances of hearing loss are emerging, according to the International Journal of Audiology.

Of equal or greater concern is that some people with hearing loss may be opting to delay treatment, in part due to COVID-19 exposure concerns with in-person medical appointments for testing and care. While hearing aid sales reached nearly 3.5 million in 2020, it represents a significant decline compared to the previous year, which may be...

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