Posted by: seattledizzygroup | August 31, 2020

Connecting Virtually with a Vestibular Disorder

Overcoming Technology Challenges with Vestibular Disorders

As we continue to be more isolated at home these days, we are all relying on technology to get through and stay connected virtually. Everyone is striving to adjust to working remotely, learning online, and utilizing video conferencing and telemedicine, etc.

Technology offers many benefits, but it can also come with unexpected challenges for those who are struggling with a vestibular/balance disorder. For example, computer screens and blue light from electronic devices may cause or exacerbate symptoms such as visual issues, dizziness, migraine/headache, nausea, sensory overload, etc. Additionally, those with hearing impairment may have trouble with accessibility and communication. As a result, it may be difficult for some people to participate in online activities or receive support remotely or maintain relationships virtually.

With some trial and error to figure out what works (and what doesn’t), hopefully, those living with a vestibular disorder can find ways to overcome the challenges so that they may better utilize technology and connect virtually with others.

Upcoming Online Events for Balance Awareness Week (Save the Dates!)

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Uncovering the Mystery Virtual Conference (September 14-18th)

VeDA’s first Virtual Vestibular Conference takes place this year in conjunction with Balance Awareness Week. Mark your calendars on September 14-18, 2020! You don’t want to miss this unique online conference, which brings together vestibular experts and patients from around the world to explore the mystery of the vestibular patient experience.
 
Topics include:
– Navigating the healthcare system
– Psychological impacts of vestibular disorders
– Does Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Work?
– What is Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)?
– Integrating Complementary & Alternative Treatments in Recovery
 
Reserve your space and register for each session individually.
 
 
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Boost Your Brain’s Balance Zoom Video Event (September 19th)

In honor of Balance Awareness Week and Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Seattle’s Vestibular Therapy Specialists is hosting a virtual fundraiser on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 12-2 pm.

A panel of specialists will discuss how to improve your brain’s balance to reduce dizziness and falls:
Dr. Mary Henry, Audiologist
Dr. Morgan Kriz, Vestibular Therapy Specialist
Mackenzie Schiltz, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dr. Jeffery Singh, Ear Nose & Throat Doctor

Join Event:  zoom.us/my/brainbalance

More info: vestibularspecialists.com

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  1. HELLO SEATTLE! These topics are so important as we all are extra challenged by having comorbidities that don’t work well with electronic communication. I look forward to learning more about work arounds and tips without being more symptomatic. Regards, Sarah

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