Teaching models for BPPV treatment

Timothy C. Hain, MD and Patrick Esmonde, MSE•Page last modified: December 27, 2021

see also: BPPVInner Ear anatomy

To understand the methods used in the diagnosis and treatment of BPPV, there are several anatomical models designed for this purpose, both for free and for purchase. We have collected a gallery of models created by individuals to show you the variety of ways people have used to explain the vestibular anatomy. The basic features required to properly teach the mechanics of the otoconia during BPPV repositioning techniques are:

This page is being updated when new models become available. Please reach out to us to include any additional models you find. Here's the main ways models are being made today--with some excellent free offerings too if you like DIY projects.

Commercially available

Other models

Commercial models

There are several companies that sell vestibular-specific models for teaching BPPV. They vary in size and price, but they are designed for clinicians to use during patient sessions to increase understanding and accelerate patient education during BPPV maneuvers.

 

 

 

Free Models for 3D Printing

 

Models with unknown availability

These models were found through Internet searches, but we were unable to contact the original creators. If you have any connection to these creators, please let us know and we'll update this page with their information.

Finally, a hybrid device is the "DizzyFx"

This is a "cap" that has a partial model of the inner ear attached. It is not actually an educational device, but rather is intended for patient use during BPPV treatments. It is sold for $150.

dizzyfx

"DizzyFX" device,