NBC News surprisingly reported on the negative side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines.
The report by NBC revealed thousands of people who have been vaccinated developed tinnitus shortly after receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Shaowen Bao Wo an Associate Professor at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona tested over 398 participants and came to the conclusion “that the vaccine is interacting with pre-existing risk factors for tinnitus. If you have the risk factor, you will probably get it from the first dose.”
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Here’s the scoop from NBC News:
Thousands of people say they’ve developed tinnitus after they were vaccinated against Covid. While there is no proof yet that the vaccines caused the condition, theories for a possible link have surfaced among researchers.
Shaowen Bao, an associate professor in the physiology department of the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson, believes that ongoing inflammation, especially in the brain or spinal cord, may be to blame.
Bao, a longtime tinnitus sufferer and a representative of the American Tinnitus Association’s scientific advisory board, has studied tinniuts for more than a decade.
A Facebook group of people who developed tinnitus after getting a Covid vaccine convinced Bao to look into the possible link. He ultimately surveyed 398 of the group’s participants.
The cases tended to be severe. One man told Bao that he couldn’t hear the car radio over the noise in his head while driving.
Along with ringing in their ears, participants reported a range of other symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, vertigo, ear pain, anxiety and depression. Significantly more people first developed tinnitus after the first dose of the vaccine, compared with the second.
This suggests “that the vaccine is interacting with pre-existing risk factors for tinnitus. If you have the risk factor, you will probably get it from the first dose,” Bao said.
“I felt comfortable saying that I had tinnitus, but I was afraid to tell people that it started an hour after the vaccine. … I didn’t want people to think that I’m an anti-vaxxer.”https://t.co/wS8MmJ4x1W
— Stephanie Seneff (@stephanieseneff) April 20, 2023
USA Today got the scoop too:
Thousands of people have reported ringing in the ears, called tinnitus, after receiving the vaccine, and researchers are exploring whether there’s a link.
As of April 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received 16,500 complaints of tinnitus after people were vaccinated against COVID-19, according to its Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
The condition has also been reported as a symptom of long COVID. Experts have said hearing loss can be caused by the immune system’s inflammatory response to fight a illness, drugs to treat the illness or cell damage.
While the CDC says it has found no link between tinnitus and a COVID infection or vaccination, scientists are investigating the anecdotal reports.
Possible links between Covid shots and tinnitus emerge https://t.co/a09jekHyHO
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) April 25, 2023