on November 22, 2020
Among many other clinical symptoms of COVID-19, tinnitus has been observed as a major subject due to an increase in complaints by coronavirus patients. The condition had caused a major impact on the quality of life of these patients, affecting their emotional, concentration and sleep quality. 
In this article, we will discuss an association of COVID-19 with tinnitus and sensorineural hearing loss. Take a look.
Tinnitus is characterised by ringing or buzzing noise in one or both the ears, constantly or at regular intervals, which may progress to hearing loss. As per a report mentioned in a study, neurological involvements of coronavirus was found in around 30 per cent of positive COVID-19 patients, especially with otoneurological symptoms (relating to the ears). 
The study was questionnaire-based and results were evaluated based on the response from patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Around 43 patients (28 males and 15 females) out of 185 positive cases reported tinnitus which is characterised as follows:17 out of 43 reported recurrent tinnitus 10 out of 43 reported episodic or occasional tinnitus 7 out of 43 reported continuous tinnitus with intensity changes throughout the day 4 out of 43 reported persistent tinnitus always present, day and night 3 out of 43 reported pulsatile tinnitus, means synchronous with the heartbeat 2 out of 43 reported continuous tinnitus with the same intensity, causing a disturbance during sleep time.…