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COVID-19 Vaccine May Not Be Associated with Hearing Loss

In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have tried to address recent reports that sudden sensorineural hearing loss — a condition that occurs as a result of damage to the inner ear — has been suspected of being a potential side effect of the vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

JAMA Study Estimates a 30 Million Increase in Adults With Hearing Loss by 2060

According to a new study published online March 2 by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the number of US adults 20 years or older with hearing loss is expected to gradually increase from 44 million in 2020 (15% of adults) to 74 million by 2060 (23% of adults). This increase is greatest among older adults. In 2020, 55% of all adults with hearing loss will be 70 years or older; in 2060, that statistic will be 67%.

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