Superior Canal Dehiscence Treatment

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Harley Street AVM provide professional superior canal dehiscence diagnosis and treatment in London. Superior canal dehiscence syndrome is caused by an opening or thinning of the tiny bone that covers the canals of the inner ear related to balance. The condition is considered rare and affects both men and women. Most people first experience symptoms in their 40s although it may strike a person at any age. The majority of people are affected in just one ear.

Superior Canal Dehiscence Symptoms

  • Dizziness
  • The sense that stationary objects are moving
  • Hypersensitivity to noise
  • Hearing loss related to low frequency sounds
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing yourself breathing or chewing
  • Headaches

Superior Canal Dehiscence Causes

Superior canal dehiscence may have any one of numerous causes including:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Developmental dysfunction during a child’s early months
  • Infection
  • Head trauma
  • Thinning of the affected bone due to ageing

Superior Canal Dehiscence Diagnosis

In order to determine the exact cause and to devise the most effective treatment possible the experts at Harley Street AVM will need to conduct an examination and interview. Should the cause not be readily apparent it may be necessary to conduct certain tests to determine the exact cause and to also eliminate other potential causes. These tests may include:

  • A standard hearing test
  • Various balance and vestibular function tests
  • Weber tuning fork test

In some instances, it may be necessary to conduct a specialist CAT scan or MRI scan to confirm damage to, or thinning of, the bones of the inner ear.. Once the diagnosis has been made the appropriate treatment regime will be recommended.

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Superior Canal Dehiscence Treatment in London at Harley Street AVM

If you suspect superior canal dehiscence syndrome contact the experts at Harley Street AVM. The sooner you have a proper diagnosis the sooner we can devise a treatment regime for you that may help restore a level of physical normality to your life. To make an appointment call Harley Street AVM on 020 3480 9630, fill out the contact form on our website or send us an email at:


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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a public body of the Department of Health and Social Care established to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England.

CQC registration is a marker for standards of care. It is a mandatory requirement of all organisations which provide vestibular care or diagnostics.

Harley Street Audiovestibular Clinic is fully registered and compliant with all the stringent CQC requirements, ensuring you care is in the best possible hands.