BPPV is the most common inner ear disorder that affects more women than men, the prevalence of which is greater in the ageing population, and almost always idiopathic (unknown cause). It is a complex disorder defined as an abnormal sensation of movement that is provoked by specific head movements due to the dislodged utricular otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) in a semicircular canal (posterior, lateral, anterior).

Prof Dr Margie H Sharpe gave a presentation titled “Evidence-Based Home Particle Repositioning Manoeuvres for BPPV” for the NOTSA Training Day 2013.

NOTSA is The Neuro-Otology Society of Australia and their focus is for the care, research and teaching in respect to disorders of balance and hearing due to disease of the inner ear or the brain.