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vHIT Helpful in Diagnosing Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease (MD) is notoriously difficult to diagnose under the best of circumstances, as symptoms (tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss) are transient. Vestibular tests and audiograms may be normal in the early stages. Caloric responses may be decreased or increased relative to the healthy ear depending on how recently the patient had an episode. Because…

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Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness: A New Diagnosis

Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) is a new diagnosis that is unfamiliar to many health care providers and patients alike. The diagnosis is new in name only, as the primary physical symptoms of this disorder have been reported in medical literature dating back to the 1800s. These core physical symptoms include persistent, non-spinning dizziness and/or unsteadiness…

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