fall prevention risk factors

Common Risk Factors for Falling

September is falls prevention awareness month and as such we are going to discuss some of the more common risk factors for falling. Falls are an enormous problem that can impact one’s health, quality of life and financial stability. Falls are the second leading cause for unintentional injury death worldwide and cost over $50 billion…

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Vestibular Screenings Prior to Cochlear Implantation: Cost vs. Benefit

This month’s post is by Amanda Davis. Amanda is a 3rd year audiology doctoral student at UNC Chapel Hill completing her vestibular clinical rotation with us. She has a particular interest in cochlear implants and a recent patient that we saw inspired her to write this.    There are several hypothesized reasons for postoperative vestibular…

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