Vestibular Dysfunction After Cochlear Implantation

  In my relatively new position running a Balance Disorders program at a large teaching hospital, I am exposed to a very different patient population than what I encountered in my private practice. One example of this is being exposed to patients that have recently undergone cochlear implantation.  One recent case triggered my curiosity about…

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A Very Modified Dix-Hallpike, Part II

A summary of “An Abbreviated Diagnostic Maneuver for Posterior Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo”, Michael, P.,  et al (2016).     The authors of this article report that canalothiasis (free floating otoconia) of the posterior canal is the most common single cause of vertigo.  Treatments are easy, inexpensive, safe and effective, yet people wait months to…

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