Hearing Loss and Fall Risk

Researchers at John’s Hopkins have recently published a study that links hearing loss to increased risk of falling. This information needs to be viewed from multiple perspectives. First, it adds to the list of consequential or associated issues that patients with hearing loss may suffer. Second, despite several different “risk factor” lists from several different…

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I Need a Vestibular Evaluation – STAT!

The obvious exception to the logic of my argument in a post several weeks ago is the patient with BPPV or acute vertigo. Li, Li, Epley and Weinberg{{1}}[[1]].Li, J. C., Li, J.C., Epley, J., & Weinberg, L. (2000). Cost-effective management of benign positional vertigo using canalith repositioning. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 122(3), 334–33)[[1]] report that…

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