Diagnosis and Treatment of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
KH is a 49-year-old male who was referred for audiologic and otologic examination. KH was referred based on his report of dizziness provoked by loud sounds as well as aural fullness and tinnitus in the left ear.
KH presented reporting a several month history of dizziness, imbalance, and lightheadedness lasting seconds to minutes and exacerbated by loud sounds. Also, KH reported brief vertigo associated with positional changes in bed for the past year that resolved in the past few months with Epley maneuvers. Associated symptoms include hearing loss and tinnitus (left greater than right), left autophony, and intermittent aural fullness in the left ear. Symptoms began after an upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. He denied a history of migraines, anxiety, chronic otitis media, previous ear surgeries, or head trauma. KH used a musician’s earplug in the left ear to help prevent dizziness and lightheadedness.