Half Residents of the UK have now taken at least one hit against Covid-19 and Public Health England says vaccines have already saved at least 6,000 people and stopped many from getting sick.
But despite all his success, his asking raised questions about rare but serious side effects. The thing that caught the public’s attention was the risk of developing blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Although there is no evidence that the blame is to blame, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recommended that one of the other vaccines available to adults under the age of 30 be offered, to be on the safe side.
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) says the yellow card reports don’t prove vaccines are to blame, and even if they do, that means less than one person out of 24,000 people who get injected is likely to have a ringing in their ears, which may mutate from To be temporary
Thromboembolism is not the only adverse effect suspected.
At least 1,500 people have so far complained to the MHRA, through its yellow card system to report frightening side effects, that they developed tinnitus, ringing in the ears, after a jab.
The MHRA received nearly 200,000 yellow card reports from patients suspected of experiencing side effects from the vaccine.
The 1500 tinnitus appears to be roughly evenly divided between AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs.
But can the injected vaccines actually damage the inner ear?
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) says the yellow card reports don’t prove vaccines are to blame, and even if they do, that means less than one person out of 24,000 people who get injected is likely to have a ringing in their ears, which may mutate from To be temporary.
For all his success, his asking raised questions about rare but serious side effects. The thing that caught the public’s attention was the very small risk of blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccine
“ The evidence appears to show that coronavirus vaccines are safe and that any side effects are likely to be mild, ” the BTA says.
The likelihood of vaccines causing or worsening tinnitus appears to be very low.
In fact, the chances of developing tinnitus after a stroke may be much lower than after the virus itself.
The BTA says it saw a 256 percent increase in the number of people entering its website for information between May and December of last year – before vaccination began but at a time when hundreds of thousands of people contracted the virus.
Half of the UK’s population has now had at least one hit against Covid-19 and Public Health England says vaccines have already saved at least 6,000 people and have stopped many from getting the disease.
A study by the University of Manchester, published in the International Journal of Audiology in July 2020, found that nearly 15 percent of hospitalized patients with Covid-19 reported hearing loss and tinnitus after eight weeks.
In December, tinnitus was listed as one of the 30 or so symptoms of prolonged Covid disease.
Scientists are not sure how the virus might lead to tinnitus, or make an already existing condition worse.
Professor Nirmal Kumar, consultant otolaryngologist at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust and chair of ENT UK, which represents the experts, says stress due to infection, or the effects of the lockdown on mental health, is definitely a sure factor. In the field.
Stress can cause and exacerbate tinnitus, and we note that patients have problems exacerbating it due to the effects of the shutdown.
The infection may also damage the inner ear by damaging the auditory nerve – perhaps by increasing the production of cytokines (cells of the immune system that can cause harmful inflammation) or by causing clots that block the blood supply to the delicate structures in the inner ear.
If Covid-19 itself can cause tinnitus, can a vaccine do that?
Professor Kumar says: ‘It might be quite a coincidence, or it could have a real impact but it is very rare.
The vaccine produces a similar immune response, so you can assume it has the same effect on the nerves in the ear.
“But it is nothing more than a theory and it is impossible to prove.”
The FDA recently investigated six cases of tinnitus linked to the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 hit (which has not yet been approved in the UK, although the government has requested 30 million doses).
All six cases had at least one pre-existing risk factor for tinnitus (eg, high blood pressure) and concluded that there was no evidence to blame a blow to the elbow.
“It’s hard to prove a direct link – just as with blood clots,” says Professor Andrew Easton, a virologist at the University of Warwick. “This is something to watch but we need to be careful about concluding that vaccines are to blame.”