COVID-19 Information for Patients with a Vestibular Disorder
Vestibular & COVID-19 Expert Interview and Patient Panel
The Vestibular & COVID-19 Expert Interview and Patient Panel was one of the most popular sessions of VeDA's Virtual Conference, Life Rebalanced Live. If you'd like to purchase lifelong access to the conference recordings and transcripts, including the COVID session, click the button below.
For the most up-to-date information and guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic, check with your local health authority.
The United States Center for Disease Control
For US citizens, check with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for the most up-to-date protocol and information.
The World Health Organization
For international updates, check with the United Nations health agency, the World Health Organization (WHO).
VeDA Blog Posts
Living With a Vestibular Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 26, 2021
Dr. Laura Smith, a lecturer in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Kent, collected information from people suffering from a vestibular disorder in the UK who had also been diagnosed with COVID-19. This blog post provides a summary of the project.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
December 21, 2020
This post provides an overview of the immune system, how vaccines work, as well as information about the mRNA technology used to create some of the leading coronavirus vaccines.
Vestibular Disorders and the Corona Virus
July 22, 2020
This post provides some information about the coronavirus risk factors for some vestibular patients. It also provides guidance for how to avoid catching and spreading the virus, and how to identify the symptoms if you think you may have it.
To read and discuss experiences related to COVID-19 and vaccinations with other vestibular patients, visit the Patient Forum.
Heather's Story: STRUGGLING TO FIND BALANCE AMIDST BILATERAL MENIERE’S DISEASE, COVID-19 & GRIEF
Read about Heather's journey as a vestibular patient and her experience contracting COVID-19.
Survivor Corps works with COVID-19 survivors to support medical, scientific and academic research, to help stem the tide of this pandemic and assist in the national recovery.
V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need an additional dose.
COVID-19 and Audiovestibular Dysfunction
This research paper discusses the link between COVID-19 and vestibular symptoms such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and dizziness, and examines the mechanisms that allow COVID-19 to cause these symptoms.
National Library of Medicine
For the updates on the latest research, you can search the National Library of Medicine.
assessing the global burden of post-covid-19 conditions
COVID-19 can cause ongoing central nervous system and inner ear disorders. This report quantifies the magnitude of post-COVID-19 conditions.
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- Ibrahim Almufarrij & Kevin J. Munro (2021): One year on: an updated systematic review of SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms, International Journal of Audiology, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1896793
- Gallus R, Melis A, Rizzo D, et al. Audiovestibular symptoms and sequelae in COVID-19 patients [published online ahead of print, 2021 Feb 10]. J Vestib Res. 2021;10.3233/VES-201505. doi: 10.3233/VES-201505
- Mat Q, Noël A, Loiselet L, et al. Vestibular Neuritis as Clinical Presentation of COVID-19. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal. February 2021. doi:10.1177/0145561321995021