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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 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


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


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


Vestibular Clinical Specialist Certification Denied

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) recently announced that it denied the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy’s request to create a Vestibular Clinical Specialist Certification, stating that vestibular practice is a sub-specialty of


Vestibular Migraine: It’s Not Just a Headache

Vestibular migraine isn’t just a headache. It is a potentially disabling neurologic disorder. Author: Stuart Johnson, PT Most people know migraine as a severe headache that makes it difficult to perform routine activities. But it


Steps-2-Balance Ambassasdor

15-year old Alex Shaddock is VeDA's 2019 Steps-2-Balance Ambassador.  The Vestibular Disorder Association (VeDA) today announced their annual call to all those living with a vestibular condition, to challenge themselves in taking a step forward


Nature Therapy

In many places, winter means dark, cold and gloomy weather, which can have an adverse effect on our mood. Spring, on the other hand, heralds longer days and the blossoming of flowers. It means more


VeDA Volunteer Goes to D.C.

Danielle Tate represented VeDA during RDLA's Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill. Danielle is a physical therapist and a volunteer member of VeDA's Advocacy Committee.  Recently, she had the opportunity to join other rare disease advocates


Luck Has Nothing To Do With It

Many vestibular patients feel unlucky because they have an invisible illness that affects every aspect of their life, but that others don't see or understand. Vestibular patient, Peggy Artman, considers a different way for patients


Dizziness Symptom Profile (DSP)

The DSP is a "smart" case history form to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with dizziness. By Gary P. Jacobson, Ph.D., FASHA One of the most important parts of a vestibular function


VeDA Advocates on Capitol Hill

VeDA volunteer, Danielle Tate, joined rare disease advocates in Washington D.C. to raise awareness about vestibular disorders among our law makers. EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases has designed a program (Rare Disease Legislative Advocates) to