Re: Lateral canal paresis
I wouldn't be convinced the 23% is significant either - not that it really matters, a lot of stuff has been ruled out, which means that vestibular dysfunction is the most likely cause, so VRT is probably the best way forward. The original cause is not important at this stage.
I first went to see prof luxon in 2000, and she pretty much confirmed what I already knew - I had somekind of vestibular dysfunction ("peripheral vestibular dysfunction"), which I had failed to compensate for. I had been doing my own VRT routines which had helped somewhat, and she suggested I have CBT for a panic/anxiety disorder I'd picked up along the way. However, I'm a bit of an unusual case in that, once every few weeks my symptoms would take a dive and I'd feel totally yucky again, overtime I've also developed a whole host of other problems (not inner ear related - nobodies ever identified the cause) which prof luxon believes could be stopping me acheiving full compensation. The last time I went there was in 2002, by which time I had improved greatly, however, last december my dizziness got a whole worse again and has failed to improve, so I'm in the process of arranging to go and vist Prof Luxon again, but I've been holding off until I get a problem with my back sorted, as that must be agrovating my balance problems.