BPPV in One Minute

I have been focused on patients with vestibular disorders since 1992. That is 23 years. I typically see 7 or 8 people a week with active or suspected BPPV. That’s pretty close to 10,000 people. Each and every one of them got a 5 to 10 minute explanation of the mechanics of BPPV. Ten thousand people, times let’s say 8 minutes each? That is roughly 80,000 minutes I have spent explaining and describing BPPV. That equates to 1,333 hours.


I want to introduce you to Dr. Michael Teixido, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University. He has developed a series of educational graphics and videos. He has one called “Understanding BPPV in One Minute” which is available on Youtube.

Click here to watch the video.

I am going to keep it short this week, and try to make up for some of those 80,000 minutes, but take a look at Dr. Teixido’s website. It may save you hours you will never get back.




About Alan Desmond

Dr. Alan Desmond is the director of the Balance Disorders Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health Center, and holds an adjunct assistant professor faculty position at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. In 2015, he received the Presidents Award from the American Academy of Audiology.