If someone suffers from bilateral vestibular hypofunction, it means that their inner ear doesn’t maintain their sense balance properly. As a result, the person gets dizzy very easily. A new implant, however, appears to bypass the problem, significantly reducing vertigo.
Bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) can be quite a debilitating condition, as it causes the sufferer to stumble and weave back and forth when walking. Not only does this greatly inconvenience the person and make them feel self-conscious, but it also puts them at a high risk of falling.
Even when someone with BVH remains seated, their head movements alone still cause their vision to blur and jump. Sufferers are therefore advised not to perform activities such as driving, in which their vertigo could endanger themselves or other people.