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What are Third Mobile Window Syndromes?

Third mobile window syndromes (TMWS) are a relatively recent discovery but are an increasingly recognized pathology in otology. The hearing function of the human ear works by the pinna and the external auditory canal funneling sound to the eardrum. The eardrum vibrates once stimulated with the sound waves and moves the middle ear bones called…

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Practitioner’s Guide to the Dizzy Patient

Vestibular Specialists know a few things. We know that when a patient complains of “dizziness” they could be referring to vertigo, lightheadedness, imbalance, fear of falling, blurred vision or disorientation. We know that these are different complaints with different possible causes, requiring different examinations and different treatments. We know patients often have a hard time…

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