Ask an Audiologist Event

Join us and the Jacksonville Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) this Saturday for their “Ask an Audiologist” event featuring our very own audiologist, Dr. Isabella Hillerby. She will cover answers to general questions regarding hearing loss and treatment to specific questions about amplification options and balance. Dr. Hillerby will also host a…

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What is bilateral vestibulopathy?

Bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) is damage to the vestibular system in the inner ear, which is part of the balance system. In BVP both sides are affected. Basically, it is a reduced or absent vestibular function on both sides, resulting from deficits in the labyrinths, vestibular nerves, or their combination.  BVP is also known as bilateral…

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Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome is a disorder of the vestibular system that is not well understood. It is described as a phantom perception of self-motion. It is common to have a sense of motion, rocking, or swaying after exposure to prolonged episodes of passive motion. In normal individuals, that rocking or swaying perception may last…

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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common inner ear problem that causes short episodes of sudden vertigo, or the sensation that the room is spinning. Some people also have symptoms of lightheadedness, nausea, or vomiting that occur as well. BPPV episodes are typically very short, lasting only seconds to a few minutes. Symptoms of…

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