atypical bppv dizziness vertigo

Atypical Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

It is widely accepted that BPPV is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder (inner ear) and it is the most common reason anyone would experience episodic brief vertigo.   Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo   BPPV is an inner ear disorder where otoconia (inner ear crystals) migrate into the semicircular canals (head turn sensors), which results…

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hearing loss and falls

Hearing Loss: an Unheard of Falls Risk Factor

Recently we discussed multi-sensory dizziness and imbalance, reviewing how balance is maintained, as well as some of the more common falls risk factors encountered. A common risk factor for falls that was not discussed and is overlooked by many is hearing loss. Hearing loss is prevalent, with around 15% of American adults reporting hearing difficulty.…

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