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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.

Balance

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1776406

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. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1091

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

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. https://doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-N0820

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. https://doi.org/doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1127

General

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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2020.1329

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. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2007764  

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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2020.1922

Godlee, F. (2020). Covid-19: We need to understand the risks to tackle them. The BMJ, 371, m3790. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3790

Koralnik, I. J., & Tyler, K. L. (2020). COVID-19: A global threat to the nervous system. Annals of Neurology, 88(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.25807

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. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc2031085  

*Nath, A. (2020). Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections. Neurology, 94, 1–2. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000009455

*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. https://doi.org/10.3310/themedreview_41169

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. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMe2034472  

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30462-4 

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. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsr2022263

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16894

Habilitation/Rehabilitation

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00106-020-00923-z

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110327

Hearing

Addelman, M. (2020, July 31). Hearing deterioration reported by discharged COVID-19 patients. https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/hearing-deterioration-reported-by-discharged-covid-19-patients/

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. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_PERSP-20-00102

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. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000003037  

Elibol, E. (2020). Otolaryngological symptoms in COVID-19. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-020-06319-7

Lang, B., Hintze, J., & Conlon, B. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 and sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215120002145

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. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00030

Mustafa, M. W. M. (2020). Audiological profile of asymptomatic Covid-19 PCR-positive cases. American Journal of Otolaryngology, 41(3), Article 102483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102483

Sher, T., Stamper, G. C., & Lundy, L. B. (2020). COVID-19 and vulnerable population with communication disorders. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 95(9), 1845–1847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.06.034

Masks

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. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0002279  

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12578

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.07.027

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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.12897 

Tinnitus

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1822553

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.592878 

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1798519

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