New research has revealed that hearing loss, tinnitus or feeling dizzy could signal that you are infected with Covid-19. This comes as cases in the UK once again rise, with new Covid cases estimated at 224,000 a day as of Tuesday.
This is a 27 per cent increase from the 176,000 new daily cases last week according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.
The link found between the three ear symptoms and Covid was uncovered by the Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts.
The study concluded: "Our findings suggest that inner ear infection may underlie COVID-19-associated problems with hearing and balance." The researchers found that both hair cells and Schwann cells of the inner ear express the proteins required for Covid infection, which makes them potential targets, reports the Mirror.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk