Websites, Apps and Online Articles for the General Reader
Search or browse for information about a wide variety of balance and dizziness disorders.
This free iPhone or iPad app is a teaching tool for the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) system and its disorders. It shows how BPPV is caused and treated. Developed by the University of Sydney. (Australian)
Balance and Mobility.com
Information to help increase awareness of balance disorders and available treatment options. Compiled by NeuroCom®, with input from leading clinicians specializing in the treatment of balance and mobility disorders. (American)
Cognitive Aspects of Vestibular Disorders [PDF] and Emotional Aspects of Vestibular Disorders [PDF]
Written for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) by Dr. Rachel Bilgrei, PsyD to “identify common psychological reactions/phenomena associated with vestibular disorders and to suggest various coping strategies to improve functioning.” (American)
Information about dizziness and balance problems caused by inner ear disorders, neurological disorders and other conditions. Maintained by Dr. Timothy C. Hain of the Chicago Dizziness and Hearing clinic. (American)
Dizziness and Equilibrium
Clear explanations and diagrams to help in understanding vestibular and balance disorders, diagnostic tests, and vestibular rehabilitation. Includes a glossary of common vestibular terms. Part of the American Institute of Balance (AIB) website. (American)
Browse “Health Topics A-Z” for information about a variety of vestibular conditions. Call 8-1-1 (7-1-1 for hearing impaired) from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse 24/7. Translation services available in over 130 languages. (Canadian)
Maintained by two women who have suffered from “uncompensated” labrynthitis for years. (British)
Medical News Today
Provides news from evidence-based, peer-reviewed studies, along with accurate, unbiased and informative content from governments, medical societies, royal colleges, professional associations, patients' groups, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies, among others. Browse or search “Ear Nose and Throat” category for information about the inner ear and vestibular disorders. (American)
Consumer health information from the US National Library of Medicine. Includes current health news, general health information by disease or body system, a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, anatomical diagrams and videos of surgical procedures. (American)
This free app for iPhones or android phones is part of a research project at the University of Exeter to investigate what factors influence symptom severity and whether any environmental factors influence symptoms. Use the app to track your symptoms daily, then download or see your data charted from within the app. (British)
Explains disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and prognosis in everyday language. (American)
Michigan Ear Institute (MEI)
One of the leading American surgical groups in the United States specializing in hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders. “Patient Education” section includes information about a number of ear disorders, articles written by MEI physicians and videos. (American)
Oh, What a Spin I’m In [PDF]
Presents a clear overview of vestibular disorders and treatments. Includes comments from local specialists and Muriel Kauffmann, co-founder of BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society. Written by science writer Wendy Haaf for the December 2013 issue of Good Times. (Canadian)
Patient Education Fact Sheets
Links to a set of information sheets about a range of vestibular disorders [PDFs].Produced by the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. (American)
St. Paul’s Hospital Tinnitus Clinic
Information about tinnitus, decreased sound tolerance and how to manage tinnitus. Includes information about referral process for the Tinnitus Clinic at St. Paul’s.
Vertigo Treatment [Video]
View demonstrations of BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) protocols: Supine Roll Test; Dix Hallpike, Canalith Repositioning (Epley), Lempert (barbeque) Roll, Semont, and Gufoni maneuvers; and Brandt Daroff exercises. Posted on YouTube by the American Academy of Neurology. (American)
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy for Patients [Video]
Physiotherapist Dr. Jordan Tucker presenta a webinar for vestibular patients on the benefits of vestibular rehabilitation.
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