Noting that a serious infection picture can occur due to Kovid-19 in young people and that there may be sudden hearing loss as a result, Dr. Instructor Başak Çaypınar Eser said, “Sudden hearing loss due to nerve damage in the otorhinolaryngology system can be seen in Kovid-19 patients, like other viral infections.
The patient may come to the clinic with the complaint of sudden hearing loss, decrease in hearing or ringing in the ear, buzzing. Apart from this, we can see patients with facial paralysis, that is, peripheral facial nerve damage. In fact, some of the patients can continue their daily lives with these symptoms without knowing that they have Kovid-19.
“WE ARE WARNED ABOUT TREATMENT”
Speaking about the sudden hearing loss treatment applied in Kovid-19 patients, Eser used the following statements:
“There is no clarity on a protocol regarding whether cortisone treatment is appropriate yet. While cortisone treatment starts at 1 mg/kg in patients presenting with normal sudden hearing loss, we may be uneasy about starting treatment in this way in Kovid-19 patients. As a result, we need to learn to live with this disease, which will continue until the mutated form of this disease mutates again and loses its power, perhaps for years.”