DizzyFIX Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does the DizzyFIX really work?

 

Yes. Two separate studies, one by Clearwater Clinical and one by ENT doctors at the University of Western Ontario, have been conducted involving both healthy volunteers and patients with BPPV. Results indicate that the DizzyFIX is an effective aid in performing the treatment maneuver for BPPV and that patients with BPPV were able to treat themselves 88% of the time using the device. The age of the patients ranged from 35 to 75 years. Only people with severe neck problems or very poor mobility were unable to complete the maneuver.
(See Bromwich, Parnes)

Does the DizzyFIX cure BPPV?

 

DizzyFix does not cure the disease, but it does guide patients through the motion of performing an exercise called the Epley Manoeuver that is a known treatment for BPPV. The DizzyFIX guides users through the maneuver. BPPV is a chronic disease and may recur in up to 50% of people. Fortunately with the DizzyFIX, the maneuver can be repeated as often as needed. (See Bromwich, Parnes, Epley)

Does the DizzyFIX treat Meniere's Disease?

 

The true answer to this question is not so straight forward.  Does the DizzyFIX treat Meniere’s disease? No. But, people with Meniere’s disease often suffer from BPPV as well, as BPPV occurs whenever there is damage to the inner ear.

If you also have brief episodes of vertigo, not associated with pressure or fullness of the ears, and if these episodes come on in association with motion then you should get a diagnosis of BPPV from your doctor in addition to a diagnosis of Meniere’s.  In this situation the DizzyFIX can be used to perform the manoeuver to treat the episodes of BPPV but not Meniere’s.

If on the other hand you only have hour-day long episodes of spinning which are associated with hearing loss, fullness or pressure and it is not associated with motion then the DizzyFIX will not help as the only diagnosis here is Meniere’s.

Is the DizzyFIX hard to use?

 

No. The device itself is a surprisingly simple treatment to relieve dizziness. The device comes with complete instructions and a helpful DVD, which provides a video demonstration. We recommend that you have another person with you to help out if needed.

 

How quickly does the DizzyFIX work?

 

Most users find immediate relief following the Epley Maneuvre as guided by the DizzyFIX. In most cases BPPV symptoms should immediately end provided the manoeuvre was performed correctly. In some cases the manoeuvre may need to be repeated.

 

How often should I use the DizzyFIX?

 

The DizzyFIX device need only be used when symptoms are consistent with BPPV. Our recommended regimen is that people use the device once a day for one week. You may stop earlier if symptoms have resolved. If at any time other symptoms arise which are not described as part of BPPV you should immediately seek medical attention. In the event that symptoms persist we would recommend taking the device to your physician for help with the manoeuvre and for further medical workup.

 

Where can I get a DizzyFIX?

DizzyFIX is available for purchase directly from Amazon in Canada and the US.  For a list of international distributors contact sales@clearwaterclinical.com

Will my insurance cover the cost of the DizzyFIX?

 

Unfortunately, at this time, the DizzyFIX is not covered by insurance companies.