This report from 9News in Australia is about the Epley Omniax. This is a revolutionary device for diagnosing and treating complex forms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The Ear and Balance Institute is proud to have had one of these devices since 2006. We were the second group in the world to own one. We also were instrumental in the study to provide data for the FDA approval of the Epley Omniax, demonstrating its safety and effectiveness for the treatment of positional vertigo.
Louisiana’s doctors are protesting the government’s intrusion into health care. These protests aren’t taking place in the streets, however. They’re taking place behind the scenes — and they’re affecting how Louisianans receive health care.
Obamacare punishes doctors that take care of the sick and complicated patients in lieu of the patients with problems quick and easy to fix. The patients who need of health care the most will have the hardest time getting it.
Obamacare increases the cost of medical care delivery instead of lowering it. Our practice avoids many of these costs by avoiding health insurance altogether. We can practice medicine rather than fill out paperwork.
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself “Why does everyone today seem to be mumbling? They didn’t do this before. Why now?”
The answer may be that they are not mumbling at all. Hearing loss appears in many forms, and can occur either suddenly or gradually over time. The most commonly reported symptom of hearing loss is difficulty hearing speech clearly.
In our practice, we see many older patients with balance problems, vertigo and dizziness. Our goal is not just to improve their inner ear balance function, but to improve their overall balance and prevent falls. What we recommend varies from non-medical treatments, medications and sometimes surgical treatments to attain this goal, depending on the individual case. However, one thing that we recommend to all patients is to walk every day in order to strengthen their legs. Strong legs will help keep them from falling, even when the inner ears are giving them problems.
YES, ABSOLUTELY! The most common cause of dizziness seen in balance disorder clinics is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is caused by loose crystals floating around in your inner ear that give inter-mittent abnormal signals from the balance sensor to produce the symptoms of vertigo and dizziness.
Most of us have felt dizzy – after a roller coaster ride or when looking down from a tall building or when, as children, we stepped off a spinning merry-go-round. Dizziness arises naturally from unusual changes that disrupt our normal feeling of stability.