Meniere’s Disease on the Moon

While cochlear implants and other surgical procedures are life-changing miracles within themselves, another story of miraculous success that was the result of an astronaut’s grounding in 1964.  The astronaut’s 1968 triumph over the disease was due to the personal attitude of the individual and the medical genius of the surgical inventor and innovator, Dr. William…

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Living with Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

by Philippa Thomson Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) is a rare condition compared to other causes of dizziness.  Hain (2016) has diagnosed 46 patients compared to several thousand with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).  Thus, SCDS is much less prevalent than BPPV which is known to affect 2% of the population. As it is…

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