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We have entered a period of uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Trump-era have revealed that too many fellow humans cannot easily tell fact from fiction or distinguish between scientific evidence and conspiracy theory. As a result, the media, political leaders, and those “in authority” can feed us fake news or real news, and many have difficulty recognizing the difference.
Despite limited published research, there is some emerging evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 can be found in the cerumen in about a third of newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients. Whether traces of the virus will be present in ‘long-haulers’ is still unknown and open for additional research.
Classrooms are dynamic listening environments and we need to continually evaluate whether we have appropriately matched the needs of the student with the recommended technology (and pivot when necessary).
Hearing health advocate Shari Eberts encourages audiologist to ensure some recently discovered communications tools and workarounds will transition to post-pandemic normality.
It seems like a lifetime ago that COVID-19 crept into our lives, but it was only three issues of Canadian Audiologist ago that I wrote about “The Virus and Hearing Loss.” So, what’s new?
In the spring, in the article Online Learning Success for Students with Hearing Loss, Pam talked about what online learning should look like for our students; In this issue she’s going to share what in-class and online learning is looking like this year.
With the whole world fixated on the viral epidemic, it is timely to remind ourselves about viral infections that can cause hearing loss.