Other Known Aliases – Sound-induced vestibular activation.
Definition – Vertigo, dizziness, nausea, and nystagmus caused by a load noise.
Clinical Significance – This pathology is due to a communication between the middle and inner ear classically associated with congenital syphilis. Recently, it has been associated with superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS). This can also be elicited with nose-blowing, valsalva, and heavy lifting.
History – Named after Italian biologist Pietro Tullio, Ph.D. (1881-1941), who originally studied this finding in pigeons and published it in 1929.
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