May is National Lyme disease Awareness Month and, with more Americans at home, infection exposure is greater.
Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not receive reports on everyone contracting Lyme disease, the CDC estimates that there are approximately 329,000 cases per year. The American Academy of Audiology, working closely with the CDC, warns the public to be vigilant in preventing tick interactions.
In addition to the many diseases and symptoms brought on by tick-born illnesses, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, has studies including one that points to a connection between Lyme disease and sudden hearing loss.
A study published in February 2018, Otolaryngological Symptoms in Patients Treated for Tick-Borne Diseases, found tinnitus as one of the most common symptoms. Tinnitus is a symptom that causes ringing or buzzing in the ears. It’s ironic that May is both National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and National Better Hearing Month.
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