The Tullio phenomenon describes the precipitation of vertigo and nystagmus by a loud noise.
The tympanic membrane and ossicular chain must be intact with a mobile footplate. It may be seen in several situations:
History and etymology
First described by Pietro Tullio (1881-1941) 3, Italian physiologist in 1929 2.
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