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Research Articles Related to Audiology Services During COVID-19

Disclaimer: ASHA is providing a list of published scientific research articles to help inform your decisions during this uncertain time. This sample list is not intended to be comprehensive and does not reflect ASHA’s endorsement of the content and/or views expressed by these authors.


Almufarrij, I., Uus, K., & Munro, K. J. (2020). Does coronavirus affect the audio-vestibular system? A rapid systematic review. International Journal of Audiology, 59(7), 487–491.

Almufarrij, I., & Munro, K. J. (2021) One year on: An updated systematic review of SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms. International Journal of Audiology. Advance online publication. 

Chen, T., Wu, D., Chen, H., Yan, W., Yang, D., Chen, G., Ma, K., Xu, D., Yu, H., Wang, H., Wang, T., Guo, W., Chen, J., Ding, C., Zhang, X., Huang, J., Han, M., Li, S., Luo, X.,...Ning, Q. (2020). Clinical characteristics of 113 deceased patients with coronavirus disease 2019: retrospective study. The BMJ, 368, m1091. Advance online publication.

Cherchi, M. (2020). The new coronavirus (SARS CoV 2) as a cause of dizziness or hearing loss in the COVID 19 pandemic.

Fancello, V., Hatzopoulos, S., Corazzi, V., Bianchini, C., Skarżyńska, M. B., Pelucchi, S., Skarżyński, P. H., & Ciorba, A. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and audio-vestibular disorders. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 35, 1–8.

Karimi-Galougahi, M., Naeini, A. S., Raad, N., Mikaniki, N., & Ghorbani, J. (2020). Vertigo and hearing loss during the COVID-19 pandemic - is there an association? Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica. Advance online publication.

Mao, L., Jin, H., Wang, M., Hu, Y., Chen, S., He, Q., Chang, J., Hong, C., Zhou, Y., Wang, D., Miao, X., Li, Y., & Hu, B. (2020). Neurologic manifestations of hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in Wuhan, China. JAMA Neurology, 77(6), 683–690.

Saniasiaya, J., & Kulasegarah, J. (2021). Dizziness and COVID-19. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 100(1), 29–30.


AlGhatrif, M., Cingolani, O., & Lakatta, E. G. (2020). The dilemma of coronavirus disease 2019, aging, and cardiovascular disease: Insights from cardiovascular aging science. JAMA Cardiology, 5(7), 747–748.

Beigel, J. H., Tomashek, K. M., Dodd, L. E., Mehta, A. K., Zingman, B. S., Kalil, A. C., Hohmann, E., Chu, H. Y., Luetkemeyer, A., Kline, S., Lopez de Castilla, D., Finberg, R. W., Dierberg, K., Tapson, V., Hsieh, L., Patterson, T. F., Paredes, R., Sweeney, D. A., Short, W. R.,....Lane, H. C. Remdesivir for the treatment of Covid-19—Final report. The New England Journal of Medicine, 383(19), 1813–1826.  

Frazier, K. M., Hooper, J. E., Mostafa, H. H., & Stewart, C. M. (2020). SARS-COV-2 virus isolated from the mastoid and middle ear: Implications for COVID-19 precautions during ear surgery. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, 146(10), 964–966.

Godlee, F. (2020). Covid-19: We need to understand the risks to tackle them. The BMJ, 371, m3790.

Koralnik, I. J., & Tyler, K. L. (2020). COVID-19: A global threat to the nervous system. Annals of Neurology, 88(1), 1–11.

Manzano, G. S., Woods, J. K., & Amato, A. A. (2020). Covid-19–associated myopathy caused by type I interferonopathy. The New England Journal of Medicine, 383(24), 2389–2390.  

McCarthy, L. P., Orton, C. M., Watson, N. A., Gregson, F. K. A., Haddrell, A. E., Browne, W. J., Calder, J. D., Costello, D., Reid, J. P., Shah, P. L., & Bzdek, B. R. (2021). Aerosol and droplet generation from performing with woodwind and brass instruments. Aerosol Science and Technology. Advance online publication.

*Nath, A. (2020). Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections. Neurology, 94, 1–2. Advance online publication.

*This resource (Nath, 2020) references meningitis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

National Institute for Health Research. (2020, October 15). Living with COVID-19: A dynamic review of the evidence around ongoing COVID-19 symptoms.

Rubin, E. J., Baden, L. R., & Morrissey, S. (2020)Audio interview: Caring for hospitalized patients with Covid-19The New England Journal of Medicine, 383(23), e140.  

Taquet, M., Luciano, S., Geddes, J. R., & Harrison, P. J. Bidirectional associations between COVID-19 and psychiatric disorder: retrospective cohort studies of 62 354 COVID-19 cases in the USA The Lancet Psychiatry. Advance online publication. 

Tromberg, B. J., Schwetz, T. A., Pérez-Stable, E. J., Hodes, R. J., Woychik, R. P., Bright, R. A., Fleurence, R. L., & Collins, F. S. (2020). Rapid scaling up of Covid-19 diagnostic testing in the United States - The NIH RADx initiative. The New England Journal of Medicine, 383, 1071–1077.

Vrillon, A., Hourregue, C., Azuar, J., Grosset, L., Boutelier, A., Tan, S., Roger, M., Mourman, V., Mouly, S., Sène, D., François, V., Dumurgier, J., & Paquet, C. (2020). COVID-19 in older adults: A series of 76 patients 85 years old and above with COVID-19. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Advance online publication.


Aschendorff, A., Arndt, S., Kröger, S., Wesarg, T., Ketterer, M. C., Kirchem, P., F. Hassepass, F., & Beck, R. (2020). Quality of cochlear implant rehabilitation under COVID-19 conditions. HNO. Advance online publication.

Dham, R., Arumugam, S. V., Dharmarajan, S., Mathews, S., Paramasivan, V. K., & Kameswaran, M. (2020). Interrupted cochlear implant habilitation due to COVID-19 pandemic-ways and means to overcome this. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 138, Article 110327. Advance online publication.


Addelman, M. (2020, July 31). Hearing deterioration reported by discharged COVID-19 patients.

Aslan, M., & Turan Çiçek, M. (2021). Can isolated sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) and idiopathic acute facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy) be symptoms of COVID-19? American Journal of Otolaryngology, 42(5), 1–5.

Chern, A., Famuyide, A. O., Moonis, G., & Lalwani, A. K. (2021). Bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss and intralabyrinthine hemorrhage in a patient with COVID-19. Otology & Neurotology, 42(1), e10–e14.

Davidson, A., & Marrone, N. (2020). A clinically valuable interaction in the midst of COVID-19 and beyond: A viewpoint on the importance of patient-centered outcomes in rehabilitative audiology. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 5(4), 940–945.

Dharmarajan, S., Bharathi, M. B., Sivapuram, K., Prakash, B. G., Madhan, S., Madhu, A., Devi, G. N., Aliya, S. A., & Ramya, S. B. (2021). Hearing loss—a camouflaged manifestation of COVID 19 infection. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Advance online publication.

Dror, A. A., Kassis-Karayanni, N., Oved, A., Daoud, A., Eisenbach, N., Mizrachi, M., Rayan, D., Francis, S., Layous, E., Gutkovich, Y. E., Taiber, S., Srouji, S., Chordekar, S., Goldenstein, S., Ziv, Y., Ronen, O., Gruber, M., Avraham, K. B., & Sela, E. (2020). Auditory performance in recovered SARS-COV-2 patients. Otology & Neurotology. Advance online publication.  

Elibol, E. (2020). Otolaryngological symptoms in COVID-19. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. Advance online publication.

Faulkner, K. F. (2021). COVID-19 and hearing loss: What we know now [PDF]. Hamilton Relay.

Lang, B., Hintze, J., & Conlon, B. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 and sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. Advance online publication.

Maharaj, S., Bello Alvarez, M., Mungul, S., & Hari, K. (2020). Otologic dysfunction in patients with COVID-19: A systematic review. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 5(6), 1192–1196.

McCreery, R. W., Miller, M. K., Buss, E., & Leibold, L. J. (2020). Cognitive and linguistic contributions to masked speech recognition in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(10), 3525–3538.

Mustafa, M. W. M. (2020). Audiological profile of asymptomatic Covid-19 PCR-positive cases. American Journal of Otolaryngology, 41(3), Article 102483.

Sher, T., Stamper, G. C., & Lundy, L. B. (2020). COVID-19 and vulnerable population with communication disorders. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 95(9), 1845–1847.


Corey, R., Jones, U., & Singer, A. (2020). Acoustic effects of medical, cloth, and transparent face masks on speech signals. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(4), 2371–2375.  

Marler, H., & Ditton, A. (2020, October 10). “I’m smiling back at you”: Exploring the impact of mask wearing on communication in healthcare. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. Advance online publication.

Ten Hulzen, R. D., & Fabry, D. A. (2020). Impact of hearing loss and universal face masking in the COVID-19 era. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 95(10), 2069–2072.

Wang, X., Ferro, E. G., Zhou, G., Hashimoto, D., & Bhatt, D. L. Association between universal masking in a health care system and SARS-CoV-2 positivity among health care workers.  JAMA, 324(7), 703–704. 


Aazh, H., Swanepoel, W., & Moore B.C.J. (2020). Telehealth tinnitus therapy during the COVID-19 outbreak in UK: uptake and related factors. International Journal of Audiology. Advance online publication.

Beukes, E. W., Baguley, D. M., Jacquemin, L., Lourenco, M. P. C. G., Allen, P. M., Onozuka, J., Stockdale, D., Kaldo, V., Andersson, G., & Manchaiah, V. (2020). Changes in Tinnitus Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, Article 592878. 

Beukes, E. W., Onozuka, J., Brazell, T. P., & Manchaiah, V. (2021). Coping with tinnitus during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Audiology, 30(2), 385–393. 

Munro, K. J., Uus, K., Almufarrij, I., Chaudhur, N., & Yioe, V. (2020). Persistent self-reported changes in hearing and tinnitus post-hospitialisation COVID-19 cases. International Journal of Audiology.

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