Clinical Signs: Superior Canal Dehiscence

When performing an exam for Superior Canal Dehiscence (SCDS), you may have two different goals.  In a patient with many of the symptoms described in last week’s post, but no diagnosis, you are trying to establish the likely source of those symptoms. This might lead to the referring physician ordering a high resolution CT scan…

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Do Hearing Aids Improve Balance?

A couple of years ago, I published a post on this blog about a study connecting hearing loss with increased risk of falls. My angle in the post was “Maybe there is a connection, maybe there isn’t, but what should we do with this information?” Researchers at Washington University of St. Louis decided to investigate…

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