Reports Say COVID Pandemic Affects Hearing

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NEW YORK (SBN) — From delayed treatment to possible links to impaired hearing, the COVID pandemic has had an impact on a common problem affecting millions of people. While COVID is most known for affecting the lungs, reports have linked COVID infections to hearing loss. About 48-million Americans have some level of hearing loss but according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, people wait an average of seven years before getting treatment. Hearing specialists say the pandemic has contributed to that delay, according to this report from SBN correspondent Steve Lubetkin.