Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
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woman holding head experiencing vertigo 

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder characterized by dizziness and a spinning sensation (vertigo) that can be extreme in some cases (can cause nausea and vomiting). This disorder is caused by the displacement of tiny ‘crystals’ (made up of calcium carbonate) from their usual spot to other areas of the inner ear.

 

How Can an Audiologist Help?

 Audiologists can help by:

  • Completing an assessment of the balance system and specific positional tests to aid in identifying the disorder
  • Perform maneuvers to reposition the ‘crystals’ or make a referral to a physician for this

 

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