vestibular agnosia

Vestibular Agnosia, a Newly Characterized Condition, Diagnosed in TBI Patients for First Time

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM –– A condition that causes loss of vertigo perception and imbalance has been diagnosed in traumatic brain injury patients for the first time.  In a clinical study led by researchers at Imperial College London and clinicians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, out of 37 patients with acute traumatic brain injury (TBI),…

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International Team Creates Guidelines for Virtual Dizziness Assessment

Symptoms like vertigo, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting result in about 2.6 million visits to United States emergency rooms each year, according to previous Johns Hopkins studies. During the pandemic, patients are avoiding doctors’ offices and hospitals, and Amir Kheradmand, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology and otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, wanted…

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vestibular migraine dizziness

Non-invasive Nerve Stimulation May Help Provide Relief During Vestibular Migraine Attacks

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – A small preliminary study suggests that non-invasive nerve stimulation may hold promise as a treatment for vestibular migraine attacks. A vestibular migraine is a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain, a condition for which there are currently no approved treatments. The new study was published…

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cava headset vertigo diagnosis

Researchers Develop New, Highly Accurate, Diagnostic Headset for Dizziness

UK researchers, from the University of East Anglia and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, have developed a wearable headset for diagnosing dizziness. A clinical investigation of the Continuous Ambulatory Vestibular Assessment (CAVA) device was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. After capturing 9000 hours of eye and head movement data from a group of…

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dizzy vertigo treatment

Researchers Discover New Form of Vertigo That Can be Treated

As many audiologists know, vertigo has a myriad of causes and the treatment process can be complex and time-consuming. Researchers in South Korea, however, have identified a new type of vertigo that may be effectively treated with medication. A study, published online last week in the journal Neurology identified what they consider a new condition,…

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dizziness drug trial

Clinical Trial For Motion Sickness Drug Now Over 50% Enrolled

WASHINGTON, DC — GT Biopharma Inc., a clinical stage biotech company, announced the Proof-of-Concept clinical trial of its novel drug treatment for motion sickness, GTP-011, is now more than 50% enrolled. According to the announcement, the trial is a single-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study. The study’s primary objective will be to demonstrate the efficacy of transdermal GTP-011…

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bppv vertigo guidelines

New Best Practice Guidelines Issued for BPPV, One of the Most Common Causes of Vertigo

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — On March 1st, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) published an updated clinical practice guideline for healthcare providers on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The updated guideline, Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, provides evidence-based recommendations to healthcare providers on diagnosis and treatment of BPPV. Additionally, the…

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dizziness device

No More Dizzy Pills? Device to Treat Motion Sickness likely Available “Within 5 to 10 Years”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Researchers at the Imperial College of London (ICL) are developing an effective new treatment for motion sickness, which they say could become available over the counter sometime in the next five to ten years. Instead of developing a pharmaceutical treatment for motion sickness and dizziness, researchers at ICL have instead focused on…

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As use of wind power grows, so do fears that turbines may be hazardous to your ears

There is no more fiercely disputed topic these days than what source of energy we should draw on to power our ever-more power-consuming world. Words and phrases like greenhouse gases, war on coal, Solyndra, Keystone pipeline, fracking, Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl, energy independence, rising sea level, global warming and scientific conspiracy are invoked to defend…

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Boston Marathon bombings are still taking a heavy toll on victims’ hearing

BOSTON—More than a year after the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013, scores of victims of the terrorist action are still suffering from hearing loss, tinnitus, and other conditions resulting from exposure to the two explosions. So report 15 physicians and audiologists writing in the December 2014 issue of Otology & Neurotology. In the…

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