Is research being done to investigate vestibular dysfunction?


A wide variety of medical research is being done to investigate the causes of vestibular dysfunction, as well as to find new treatments. For example, researchers are looking into ways to use computer technology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common type of vestibular dysfunction. Scientists and doctors are also focusing their research on improving our understanding of how the inner ear's vestibular system works, particularly in people with vestibular dysfunction. Several clinical trials are underway now. Doctors are also trying to develop devices that can be implanted in the inner ear to correct vestibular disorders.

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Vestibular Dysfunction

The vestibular system, which includes parts of the inner ear and brain, helps you balance and move your eyes. When things go wrong with this system - because of injury, disease, or aging - vestibular dysfunction occurs.If you suff...

er from vestibular dysfunction, you may feel dizzy or off balance, have tinnitus (ringing in your ears), and even have trouble reading or doing arithmetic. People may mistake your symptoms and think you are lazy, nervous, or don't pay attention. For some, just describing symptoms is scary. For others, getting out of bed in the morning is difficult. Sometimes, going about your day is nearly impossible. Vestibular dysfunction can lead to other problems, such as short-term memory lapses, confusion, low self-esteem and self-confidence, anxiety or panic attacks, and depression. Motion sickness, nausea or vomiting, ear pain, and headaches are some other side effects. Vestibular dysfunction can be treated in a variety of ways.

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