hpr2109 :: Hacking my inner ear
How I discovered some new things about how my inner ear works and how to stop falling over
Hosted by Dave Morriss on Thursday 2016-09-01 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: BPPV, inner ear, vestibular system.
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Hacking my inner ear
In April 2015 I suddenly found myself getting dizzy as I bent down – to the extent where I actually fell over at one point. I went to see a doctor but didn’t get a diagnosis.
A medical student I know suggested it might be BPPV - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, and with that in mind I researched it and found what turned out to be a cure.
See the full notes for more details: https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr2109/full_shownotes.html
- Wikipedia article on BPPV: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_paroxysmal_positional_vertigo
- Wikipedia article on the inner ear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_ear
- Vestibule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibule_of_the_ear
- Semicircular canals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semicircular_canals
- Epley manoeuvre:
- Wikipedia article on the manoeuvre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epley_maneuver
- YouTube animation showing the manoeuvre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SLm76jQg3g
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