The Three Types of “Dizziness”

Dizziness is a vague term that is used to describe a variety of sensations, including vertigo (a sensation of spinning), lightheadedness (a pre-faint feeling), disequilibrium (instability standing or walking), Oscillopsia (visual blurring with head movement) or disorientation (something just ain’t right). I did a whole series on this a couple of years ago. I have…

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Audiometric Patterns in Vestibular Disease

        All audiologists have an audiometer. So what can you do with an audiometer that might be of value to the dizzy patient? A comprehensive audiometric evaluation will not allow a firm diagnosis, but history combined with certain audiometric patterns can point you in the right direction. A patient with a conductive hearing…

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