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Vestibular Drop Attacks and Meniere's Disease as Results of Otolithic Membrane Damage -- A Numerical Model

  title={Vestibular Drop Attacks and Meniere's Disease as Results of Otolithic Membrane Damage -- A Numerical Model},
  author={Nicholas Senofsky and Justin Faber and Dolores Bozovic},
BACKGROUND: Meniere’s disease (MD) is a condition of the inner ear with symptoms affecting both vestibular and hearing functions. Some patients with MD experience vestibular drop attacks (VDAs), which are violent falls caused by spurious vestibular signals from the utricle and/or saccule. Recent surgical work has shown that patients who experience VDAs also show disrupted utricular otolithic membranes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if otolithic membrane damage alone is… 

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