Links

The links provided here will hopefully be of value to Wobblers who are regular users of the email support groups and first visitors to the website. Many links will be familiar to the former but may not be known by the new visitor. Many of those who have experienced the ill effects of gentamicin have expressed the sense of relief they felt when finding that they were not alone with their symptoms. It is hoped the links here will help and also provide an opportunity to find other resources available online.

Those who have 'Wobblers' as family members and friends, or the clinicians who may also visit the site, are urged to use the links to inform themselves of the challenges a Wobbler experiences. Web pages do change or are removed. If you find a link that no longer works please let Richard (NZ) know through the support groups. If the link is of particular and immediate interest try copying the description into Google, you may well find more recent information.

  • Heller Laboratory

    Inner Ear Hair Cell-Like Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

  • Hearing Loss

    Seventeen percent of Americans have some degree of irreversible hearing loss. Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists want to bring it back.

  • Stem Cell Therapy

    Repairing a damaged inner ear from skin cells.

  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda

    Stem cell therapy for the inner ear

  • Rockefeller University

    Study of inner ear development hints at way to restore hearing and balance

  • Molecular Therapy

    The search for drugs that could be used to either prevent the cochlea from losing hair cells or that could lead to initiation of a self-repair program within the cochlea

  • Gentamicin Information Center

    This targeted website has a wealth of useful information for Wobblers.

  • Bilateral Vestibulopathy

    Bilateral vestibulopathy occurs when the balance portions of both inner ears are damaged. The symptoms typically include imbalance and visual disturbance..

  • VEDA

    The VEDA website helps those with vestibular disorders.

  • Sumanas Inc.

    A multimedia presentation of the vestibular system. The viewer can choose between a step by step slide show or a narrated video.

  • Aminoglycosides and Ototoxicity

    Aminoglycosides. Since their introduction in 1944, multiple aminoglycoside preparations have become available.

  • Vestibular System

    The Impact of Ototoxicity on the Vestibular System.

  • Gentamicin Information Center

    Gentamicin. Frequently asked questions; (FAQ).

  • Neural Prosthesis

    The CLONS project aims to develop suitable technological solutions to improve the life quality of life of people affected by vestibular disorders.

  • Impairment and Disability

    The Distinction between impairment and disability. Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

  • Social Security Evaluation

    Disability Evaluation Under Social Security - Disturbance of labyrinthine-vestibular function ( from Blue Book- August 2010).

  • Gentamicin Toxicity

    Gentamicin toxicity is the most common single known cause of bilateral vestibulopathy.

  • Oscillopsia

    The video illustrating oscillopsia is courtesy of the The Chicago Dizziness and Hearing website.

  • Vestibular Research

    Program researching vestibular prostheses.

  • Warning

    Warning Insert. Product - Gentamicin.

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

    Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Program

  • Core Muscles

    Core exercises: Wobblers will benefit by strengthening core muscles.

  • Wikipedia Entry.

    Gentamicin is an antibiotic used to treat several types of bacterial infections.....

  • Cognitive Aspects of Vestibular Disorders

    A transcript of a lecture by Kenneth Erickson, M.D., at a VEDA conference held in Portland, Oregon.

  • Prognosis and Recoveryy

    This page provides more detail about prognosis and recovery of vestibular function from gentamicin ototoxicity.

  • NIDCD

    National Temporal Bone, Hearing and Balance Pathology Resource Registry. An organization that promotes research on hearing and balance disorders.

  • Understanding Ear Disorders

    The AAS aims are to increase knowledge and understanding of hearing and balance disorders of the ear.

  • Living with a Vestibular Disorder

    Tips to hep a Wobbler cope with every day challenges.

  • Diagnosing Vestibular Disorders

    Rotational Chair Testing.

  • Ototoxic Medications

    The purpose of this page is to list drugs well known to be toxic to the ear. It is not all-inclusive.

  • Tinnitus Research

    Tinnitus Association (USA) exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.

  • Tai Chi exercises for balance

  • Vestibular Therapy Exercises

    Exercises to assist a person to cope with the feelings of dizziness and help the brain re-achieve balance as quickly as possible.

  • The Human Balance System

    An explanation of the different sensory inputs the brain receives that relate to balance.

  • Aminoglycoside Dosing

    A pharmaceutical summary

  • Ototoxicity Overview

    Any drug with the potential to cause toxic reactions to structures of the inner ear is considered ototoxic.

  • Ototoxicity

    An online compendium of information on the ototoxic potential of clinically useful drugs.

  • Vancomycin Ototoxicity

    Vancomycin is reported as potentiating the ototoxicity of Gentamicin when the two are combined in treatment.

  • Bilateral Loss of Labyrinthine Function

    How loss of vestibular function in both labyrinths leads to characteristic dysfunction in vision and balance.

  • Kidney Damage

    Kidney damage associated with Gentamicin use.

  • Tobramycin Ototoxicity

    In children with more than 10 courses of intravenous aminoglyosides (of which tobramycin is the main one in cystic fibrosis), up to 44% had sensorineural hearing loss.

  • Cause of Vestibular Damage

    A video presentation explaining how Gentamicin can cause vestibular damage and some of the ways this may impact a person's life.

  • Vestibular NeuroEngineering

    Research Overview: A Multichannel Vestibular Prosthesis.

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