Clearwater Clinical Limited

Clearwater Clinical Limited

August 03, 2011 06:21 ET

New Affordable Device for at Home Vertigo Treatment now Available: 80%-90% Success Rate for Treatment of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

CALGARY, ALBERTA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2011) -

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Clearwater Clinical Limited, a privately held medical device company, announced the release of a new DizzyFIX device designed for the home treatment of vertigo related to BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo).

People who suffer from the head-spinning dizziness called vertigo now have an athome, time and money saving alternative to lengthy wait-lists for treatment. Developed by ear, nose and throat specialists, the DizzyFIX is a patented dynamic visual-feedback device designed for BPPV.

What is BPPV?

BPPV is characterized by a sudden-onset spinning sensation, which can cause nausea and vomiting, falls, and long-term disability. In BPPV, the organ of balance malfunctionsand crystals called "otoconia' which normally determine the direction of gravity come loose and float around inside the inner ear. These crystalscause the sensation of vertigo (spinning) when disturbed by head motion.

Prevalence of Vertigo

As many as one in ten people over the age of 60 will suffer from the effects of BPPV.In addition,concussions, head trauma and inner ear infections also predispose individuals to this debilitating disorder.

Financial Impact

The average financial impact for diagnosis and first treatment and lost work due to BPPVis over $2,500 USD per patient, whereas the DizzyFIXcan accomplish immediate treatment for a fraction of the price.

How DizzyFIX works

Using the DizzyFIX, patients can easily replicate a complex maneuver often performed by doctors to put loose crystals back into the right place within the inner ear.This allows patients to treat BPPV quickly, conveniently, and effectively within the comfort and safety of their own home.

According to Dr. Matthew Bromwich, ear, nose and throat specialist and member of the DizzyFIX team, "the success rates of patients treating themselves with the DizzyFIX are as high as 80-90% which are similar to patients treated by specialists DizzyFIX can treat vertigo at its onset and immediately give patients back their freedom."

To meet significant demand, Clearwater Clinical has also upgraded its website for distribution of the new DizzyFIX, allowing improved accessibility for Canadians and Americans. It is also available online and through select distributors and retailers for international patients. To learn more about the DizzyFIX, please visit

About Clearwater Clinical Limited:

Clearwater Clinical is a medical device company comprised of leading physicians and professionals dedicated to producing innovative products for the medical industry and patients. Thousands of patients worldwide use Clearwater's flagship product, the 'DizzyFIX'.

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