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2024 American Balance Society Travel Award

Supporting Vestibular Research Each year VeDA partners with professional associations that serve the vestibular community to support clinical research that improves outcomes for vestibular patients through travel awards to vestibular researchers who are sharing their

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Motorist Disorientation Syndrome

By Christine Strange, AuD Motorist Disorientation Syndrome(1) (MDS) also referred to as Motorist’s Vestibular Disorientation Syndrome (2) are terms proposed to describe spatial disorientation (SD) specifically experienced when driving an automobile.  Spatial awareness is primarily the

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Comments on PPPD as a psychosomatic disorder

Review by Kaitlin Ryan, AuD In 2017, a consensus document of the committee for the Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD) of the Bárány Society was published officially outlining the diagnostic criteria for Persistent-Postural Perceptual Dizziness

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Announcing VeDA Travel Grant Recipient

VeDA Travel Grant Recipient 2023 VeDA is partnering with professional associations to recognize research that advances clinical outcomes for vestibular patients through our Travel Awards. Winners receive $1,000 to put toward travel expenses to present

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The Value of Peer Support

The personal story behind new research into vestibular support groups. By Erik B. Vanstrum, MD My Vestibular History Well into my 3rd year in medical school I was hospitalized with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which is

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Charleston Conference Educates Vestibular Healthcare Professionals

Continuing education for vestibular healthcare professionals is essential to build the competency of people trained to assess and treat vestibular conditions. While there are many short courses available to learn the vestibular system basics, in

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VeDA Announces Collaboration with Spiral Therapeutics

Advancing Patient-Centric Care in Neurotology Spiral Therapeutics, Inc. ("Spiral"), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company leading the way in therapies for inner ear disorders, today announced a strategic partnership with the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA). This alliance

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Support outcome measures that reduce misdiagnosis of dizziness and stroke

Vestibular disorders are underdiagnosed and undertreated, often with severe consequences for patients, including increased medical costs, loss of time worked, and less quantifiable, but equally relevant, negative impacts on quality of life. Also troubling is

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Analysis of the Lived Experiences of PPPD

By Megan Daly with thanks to the Journal of Vestibular Medicine Background “Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) is a chronic neurovestibular condition characterized by subjective dizziness, non-spinning vertigo, and postural imbalance. Symptoms are typically induced by

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How vestibular dysfunction transforms into symptoms of depersonalization and derealization

Depersonalization and Derealization (DPDR) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a sense of unreality and detachment from one’s surroundings, body, emotions, and self. The physical processes vary and include problems with sensory function that alter

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Evidence for Cognitive Impairment in Patients with Vestibular Disorders

Summary by Divya Chari, MD, Harvard Medical School & Jeffrey Sharon, MD, UCSF Health Brain Fog Brain fog is a common complaint for those with vestibular disorders. Forgetfulness, inattention, trouble concentrating, and errors in navigation

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Inflammation and Vestibular Disorders

Recent headlines about the link between depression and inflammation have gained great public attention.1,2 Past research focused largely on the “chemical imbalance” hypothesis of depression; that is, imbalance of chemicals in the body may negatively

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