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Pregnancy Symptoms or Vestibular Migraine?

Pregnancy Symptoms or Vestibular Migraine? When a woman with vestibular migraine (VM) embarks on the journey to motherhood, it can be nerve wracking to know if your hormones will affect your vestibular symptoms. So much


David’s Story of Finding Community Through Advocacy

Meet David, Vestibular Patient and VeDA Ambassador Vestibular patients like David Morrill may look normal on the outside, but inside they are struggling to maintain their balance, and their sanity. In August 2013, David experienced


Champion of Vestibular Medicine

Help Reduce Diagnosis Times for Patients with Inner Ear & Brain Balance Disorders PORTLAND, OR – The Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) honors P. Ashley Wackym MD, FACS, FAAP with the VeDA Champion of Vestibular Medicine


Vestibular-Friendly Family Gathering

Vestibular-Friendly Family Gathering Our family looked forward to gathering for the holidays in December 2021. It would be the first time the five of us--I, my husband Robert, our daughter Sarah and her husband John,


New Docuseries Life Rebalanced Chronicles Shares Stories of Invisible Chronic Illness

PORTLAND, OR– July 29, 2021 – Life Rebalanced Chronicles documents the stories of nine individuals who did not expect to be knocked down by a vestibular disorder. All of them looked fear, anxiety, and loneliness


Tinnitus, Hearing Loss, Musicians, and Hope: A Case Study

Recently, VeDA Ambassador Glenn Schweitzer spoke about tinnitus on a podcast called Blurred Laws and Life, hosted by Richard Busch, a prominent lawyer in the music industry. What made this interview truly special is that Scott Schreer,


Rebuilding the Self – A Patient Perspective

Meniere’s Disease attacks two areas of the self: the physical body with dizziness, ringing ears, fullness in the head and hearing loss and the sense of self that we construct inside ourselves; our thinking self,


Amanda Rodriguez – Steps-2-Balance Ambassador

Vestibular migraine kept Amanda from her passion - running. Now she's back in the race. I was running about 200 miles a month before it happened. I was the type to clean my baseboards regularly.


In Loving Memory of Gerry

We honor vestibular patient, Gerry Kerlin, who passed away June 16th, 2017, and his surviving wife, Ann, who has contributed greatly to VeDA's patient education efforts, by sharing the story of Gerry's vestibular journey. As