Tullio phenomenon

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 can be present in may situations


First described by Pietro Tullio, Italian biologist in 1929 

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rID: 6893
System: Head & Neck
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tullio Phenomenon

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