Document Type : Case Report

Author

Department of Audiology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

10.30476/jrsr.2021.91749.1186

Abstract

COVID-19 could induce vestibular neuritis in some patients and there are limited information on the vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation in them.
Three cases infected by COVID-19 induced vestibular neuritis underwent vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation. They showed unilateral dysfunction in caloric and video head impulse test. A home-based vestibular rehabilitation (VR) was used for their treatment. Although the symptoms in one patient significantly improved, she still had a mild episode of vertigo. The other two patients completely recovered. As well, they had no remaining vertigo or imbalance at the end of VR. The final physical examinations were normal and the total score of Dizziness Handicap Inventory showed no handicapping.
VR could be effective on the management of COVID-19 induced vestibular neuritis. So, we could expect a good recovery similar to other disorders with unilateral vestibular hypo-function.
VR could be effective on the management of COVID-19 induced vestibular neuritis. So, we could expect a good recovery similar to other disorders with unilateral vestibular hypo-function.

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