In 2014, VEDA asked members to assist in a research project by signing onto a patient registry and providing information on their diagnosis experience. This data was analyzed and the results published in the Journal of Otology and Neurotology.
News Updates: Research
Initial patient trials are being conducted on an intraoral balance device that works by sending additional balance information to the brain to help vestibular patients who experience imbalance.
Dizziness symptoms can be difficult for patients to describe to family, friends, or healthcare providers. Similarly, it can be difficult to identify and discuss factors leading patients to unsteadiness and falls. Inconsistent language used to describe a fall is a barrier to developing and practicing falls prevention techniques.
The American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Neurology Section has recently announced new Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vestibular Hypofunction.
More than 1 in 20 (nearly 3.3 million) children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a dizziness or balance problem, according to an analysis of the first large-scale, nationally representative survey of these problems in U.S. children.
Seeking Patients to Enroll in Study to Treat Vertigo-Inducing Disease
Research study demonstrates that cognitive dysfunction in patients with otic capsule defects can be measured and that improvements in depression and cognitive function can be accomplished with appropriate, targeted, vestibular surgery.
Dr. Rachael Trommelen is conducting a survey to assess physician knowledge of and experience with diagnosing vestibular disorders.
Emma Tracy Jones is researching the connection between balance disorders & depression and is looking for volunteers to participate in her study.
A new study provides the strongest evidence that anticholinergic drugs may increase the risk for dementia in older adults.