We are all very excited to start moving forward with normal life and get back to our daily routines. A huge part of this is the vaccine rollout and getting it to as many people as possible.

While this sounds great, there can also be some drawbacks to returning to normalcy.

In this segment, I offer my first-hand experience as to the effects of the vaccine on your hearing. My team and I have been on the front lines since the beginning and would like to share our experiences with the situation on Talk Radio.

Prefer to read rather than listen? Below is a transcript for you!

What Happens To Your Hearing After Receiving The Vaccine?

Getting the vaccine will hopefully be the end of the road for most and you can relax knowing your health is safe and stable. For some who receive the vaccine, it will be a case of jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Tinnitus has been on the rise in people who have been vaccinated. This condition causes the patient to hear a ringing sound that only they can hear. It can occur in one ear or both and it’s even been described as being heard in their head and not so much in the ears.

When we see this type of condition, we make sure to inquire about the time at which the vaccine was administered.

This helps us to collect data to further understand the correlation between tinnitus and the vaccine. The symptoms seem to be the same for people who have had COVID and recovered, so any information the patient is comfortable sharing with us is very helpful.

Some patients have been lucky enough to see their symptoms dissipate in 30 days or so. This is good news but even in those patients, a large majority of them do not return to their full pre-COVID/vaccine hearing capabilities.

We strongly urge anyone who is seeing these symptoms to come in for an assessment. Do not wait 30 days to see what happens, as the information we collect from you can detect any problems early on. This makes it easier to treat and also your information helps us overall since this is such a new condition.

Do Symptoms Arise Right Away?

When diagnosing hearing-related health problems, having all the information is very important. We have seen symptoms arise very quickly after having received the vaccine. In most cases, it’s happening within a 24–72-hour window.

This is not specific to any certain vaccine either. We have seen patients exhibit these symptoms from all vaccines.

The information is still very new, and we are gathering information every day not only from our personal experience but also from national reports.

If you are showing any of these symptoms or experiencing any kind of trouble with your hearing, then we encourage you to come in immediately for a hearing assessment.

This will not only help you but your entire community too, as the more information we can get on the matter, the quicker we can find a solution.

We have 12 convenient locations to serve our communities, so please give us a call to set up your appointment soon.

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Dr. Melissa Segev

Dr. Segev, co-owner of Audiology Associates, proudly represents the values of excellent patient care upon which her practice was established in 1977. She understands that to properly treat the patient, excellent state-of-the-art medical testing is required along with acute listening and understanding of the patient’s perceptions of how they are feeling and what their needs might be. Dr. Segev, a Baltimore native, graduated from Owings Mills High School, Towson State University, and received her doctoral degree (Au.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Segev treats patients that range in age from just weeks old to senior citizens. She offers a complete range of diagnostic services including patients suffering from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) as well as patients who suffer from dizziness. She specializes in a complete range of state-of-the-art hearing aids, capable of providing help to any patients’ needs and budget.