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Oral Device May Help Patients With Imbalance

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.Patients with vestibular loss often have difficulty in

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Falls Research Corner

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

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APTA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vestibular Hypofunction

The American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Neurology Section has recently announced new Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vestibular Hypofunction. Background Uncompensated vestibular hypofunction results in postural instability, visual blurring with head movement, and subjective complaints of

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More than 1 in 20 U.S. children have dizziness and balance problems

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

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Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Functional Outcomes Before and After Otic Capsule Repair

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.(From Abstract; click here to

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Physician Survey About Vestibular Disorders

Dr. Rachael Trommelen is conducting a survey to assess physician knowledge of and experience with diagnosing vestibular disorders. If you are a physician and interested in taking Dr. Trommelen's survey, please see below. If you

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Anticholinergic Drugs Like Meclizine Can Lead to Dementia

A new study provides the strongest evidence that anticholinergic drugs may increase the risk for dementia in older adults. The drugs implicated are commonly used, estimated to be taken by about 20% of the older

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Cochlear Implantation in Ménière’s Disease

A study to determine if patients with Meniere's disease will have the similar hearing improvements with cochlear implants (CI) as CI patients without Meniere's disease. Read more Source: JAMA Network

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