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Whirled Foundation

Whirled Foundation is a voluntary non-profit member organisation dedicated to helping individuals experiencing vertigo, chronic imbalance and dizziness problems.

The Whirled Foundation aims to:

  • provide information, support and understanding about the common causes of vertigo and dizziness- they focus on vestibular disorders or inner ear balance problems
  • promote community awareness of the impact of vertigo and the various underlying vestibular disorders such as Meniere’s disease, BBPV, Vestibular Neuritis and Vestibular migraine
  • work collaboratively with health professionals, seeking to improve clinical pathways and provide evidence based patient information and support
  • encourage research into causes of vertigo and better means of diagnosis, treatment and coping strategies
  • seek international co-operation in providing better services and support to those having to cope with the impact of chronic vertigo and imbalance in their lives.
Vestibular disorders are a major cause of feeling dizzy and off balance - a common health complaint. Around 5% of the population will experience a vertigo attack. This equates to 1,000,000 Australians. It is an emerging public health priority.

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