2015 Hearing & Balance

Vestibular system pathology

"Vertigo, dizziness and disequilibrium . . . occur in 5–10% of all patients seen by general practitioners and 10–20% of all patients seen by neurologists and otolaryngologists.

Whilst there is no doubt that these are frequent clinical problems, I suspect that they are not, shall we say, `popular' symptoms with doctors. W. B. Matthews has mentioned the `slight decline in spirits' experienced by the neurologist when learning that a patient's problem is one of dizziness..."

Brandt (1999)

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