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Covid-19 Vaccination Update

This Covid-19 (SARS-Co-V2) pandemic has had an unparalleled impact on the world, our health, our businesses, our mental health, our families, and our lives during 2020, and now in 2021. Fortunately, due to the unique government, business sector, military, research community, and pharmaceutical industry collaboration assembled through Operation Warp Speed, we now have two vaccines currently available (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna), and two more vaccines likely available in the near future (Johnson & Johnson and Oxford/AstroZeneca). The availability of these vaccines was facilitated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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VeDA Partners with Urban Poling

VeDA announces a new partnership with Urban Poling, a Canadian company that manufactures and distributes walking poles that increase mobility and function at every age and fitness level. Many people with vestibular (inner ear and

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VRT Editorial by Dr. Alain Semont

Dr. Alain Semont is a French physiotherapist known for introducing the Semont manuever for treatment of BPPV and coining the term, "vestibular rehabilitation." Introduction Balance rehabilitation is commonly linked to disorders of the neuro-motor outputs

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VeDA Provides Feedback on NIDCD Strategic Plan

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invited public comment on revisions to their strategic plan, which will determine future research directions and priorities. VeDA's Medical & Scientific Advisers submitted the following answers to five

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Vestibular Disorders and the Coronavirus

VeDA's Medical and Scientific Advisors provide advice for some vestibular patients who may be at higher risk for the coronavirus (COVID-19). By Drs. P. Ashley Wackym and Yuri Agrawal VeDA has been receiving many questions

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Pacing Strategies

Pacing means adopting new habits so you are able to participate in daily activities and not overstimulate yourself. Many patients with vestibular dysfunction become easily overwhelmed by basic daily activities, such as employment, shopping, cleaning, and childcare.

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Chair Yoga Flow

This is a beginning chair yoga routine that is perfect for people who want to stretch, relax and strengthen, but are unable to stand for a practice. You can flow from one pose to the

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When Sounds Are Too Loud

Hyperacusis is hearing disorder that causes ordinary sounds to be perceived as unbearably loud. July 4th is the United States’ “Independence Day,” known for its picnics, BBQs and fireworks. For most, fireworks are an exciting marvel

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How Has the Nature of Patient Support Changed?

From in-person support groups to online support groups to social media "groups" - vestibular patients are connecting with their peers in many ways. Before the internet the only way for vestibular patients to connect with

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How Light Sensitivity & Photophobia Affect Vestibular Disorders

Some vestibular disorders, including vestibular migraine, can cause the patient to be more susceptible to light sensitivity. It's Too Bright! The effects of chronic light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, are profound for those who

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Vestibular Migraine Coping Strategies

FINDING TREATMENT AND SUPPORT FOR COPING WITH VESTIBULAR MIGRAINE Vestibular migraine patients, Kayla McCain and Alicia Wolf, share their tips for coping with vestibular migraine. When an individual is first diagnosed with vestibular migraine it

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