• Victoria records 12 new local cases of COVID-19 as more exposure sites added

    1 month ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    All the new cases are linked to the current outbreak and 10 of the 12 cases were in quarantine throughout their infectious period.
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  • Q&A: Causal link between COVID-19 and hearing, balance disorders ‘weak'

    Q&A: Causal link between COVID-19 and hearing, balance disorders ‘weak'

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A growing amount of evidence, albeit limited in its strength, suggests that auditory and vestibular effects should be added to the list of symptoms linked to COVID-19, according to an expert.
    Colleen Le Prell, PhD, a professor and chair of the department of speech, language and hearing at the University of Texas at Dallas, said the inflammatory effects of COVID-19 in neurological tissue may be to blame.
    “Inflammation can damage the auditory and vestibular pathways in the peripheral and central nervous system, just as it damages smell and taste pathways and other neural systems,” she
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