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Can Adults Experience Zika-Related Hearing Loss?

Viviane Boaventura, MD, MsC, PhD, shares how past research has demonstrated that adults can experience Zika-associated hearing loss.

Viviane Boaventura, MD, MsC, PhD, researcher, Fiocruz-Bahia, Gonçalo Moniz Institute, Brazil, describes a past study she conducted with her team that demonstrated that adults can experience Zika-associated hearing loss. Dr. Boaventura shared that while the adults experienced hearing loss during infection, they recovered their auditory capabilities post-infection.