The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

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Neurootological Aspects of Juvenile Vertigo

Author(s): Bata Bencsik, G?bor Bencze, Elemer Nagy, Lorant Heid and Claus-Frenz Claussen

Pathologies from childhood to adolescence carry physical, cognitive, motor, linguistic, perceptual, social, emotional, and neurosensory characteristics. The ages between 8 and 14 or 15 especially carry very special traits of a rollover in data processing with respect to balance regulation. Data acquisition of neurootological function provides us with a network of information about the sensory status of our young patients. Major neurootological complaints leading to functional neurootological investigations are vertigo (including giddiness), dizziness, and nausea. These complaints may occur acutely but also are present in some patients at a young age as longer-lasting complaints. Physiological and clinical vertigo syndromes are commonly found as a combination of four principal phenomena: perceptual (vertigo), oculomotor (nystagmus), postural (dystaxia), and vegetative (nausea, vomiting). These four cardinal manifestations of vertigo are related to different levels of the vestibular analyzer and require different methods of investigation. The focus of our study is the phase of restructuring of equilibrium regulation in children between the ages of 8 and 15 years.