Document Type : Original Articles

Author

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

10.30476/jrsr.2021.91749.1186

Abstract

Background: COVID-19 could induce vestibular neuritis in some patients, and there is limited information on their vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation.
Methods: Three cases infected by COVID-19-induced vestibular neuritis underwent vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation. They showed unilateral dysfunction in caloric and video head impulse tests. A home-based vestibular rehabilitation (VR) was used for their treatment.
Results: Although the symptoms in one patient significantly improved, she still had a mild episode of vertigo. The other two patients completely recovered. They also had no remaining vertigo or imbalance at the end of VR. The final physical examinations were normal, and the total score onthe Dizziness Handicap Inventory showed no handicapping.
Conclusion: VR could be effective in 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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