KMBC: Since COVID-19 pandemic began, audiologists seeing more people reporting hearing loss

July 14, 2021

We continue to see how COVID-19 has impacted our lives, and audiologists are really seeing it. They're reporting a rise in cases of hearing loss, but health experts said it could be a blessing in disguise.

KMBC talked to Kristen Lewis, audiologist at Saint Luke's Hospital Midwest Ear Institute, about why more people have reported hearing loss since the pandemic began.

Watch the full story below.

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