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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. This occurs when calcium crystals in the inner ear, called otoconia, become dislodged from their normal location and float through the inner ear canal. If the crystals land in the semicircular canal–the portion of our ear that provides information to our brain about rotational movement–it causes a false sensation of spinning or whirling.

Celebrating 25 Years of Medical Partnership at Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat

For over 25 years, Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat has been providing state-of-the-art care to communities across Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe basin. The key to the practice’s success is the partnership between Dr. Paul Manoukian and Dr. Brian Romaneschi. 

Dr. Manoukian and Dr. Romaneschi met during their residency programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a world-renowned leader in patient care and their residency program consistently ranks #1 in the United States. 

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