Short-term rehabilitation of patients with posttraumatic otolith disorders by auditory feedback training: a pilot study

J Vestib Res. 2007;17(2-3):137-44.


In a prospective, non-randomized pilot study, two groups of patients with dizziness for more than one year due to posttraumatic otolith disorders had been investigated. They were treated by a one-day vestibular rehabilitation training with/without auditory feedback. It could be shown that auditory feedback training for a limited period of time can reduce significantly trunk sway compared to those patients who did vestibular exercises alone without auditory feedback. This audiofeedback-based therapy seems to be a promising tool in the vestibular rehabilitation and in treating patients with otolith disorders in particular. Long-term effects cannot yet be assessed with the present data of our series.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
  • Feedback
  • Female
  • Head Movements / physiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pilot Projects
  • Posture
  • Vestibular Diseases / etiology
  • Vestibular Diseases / rehabilitation*
  • Video Recording
  • Wounds and Injuries