By Josh Babcock
WSU Insider 

Hearing loss may be due to COVID 'vaccines'

University receives $1.8 million study grant


Last updated 9/20/2023 at 5:13pm

PULLMAN – A $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help Washington State University researchers determine if new drugs used to treat COVID-19 may be linked to hearing loss. 

There are no reports of COVID-19 medications causing hearing loss, but with more than 900 new drugs to treat the virus available or in clinical trials, side effects can occur.

“We already know some antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs can cause hearing loss. What we don’t know is what other medications are out there that can cause mild to moderate hearing loss,” said Allison Coffin, a neur...

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