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 may be seen in several situations:

History and etymology

First described in pigeons by Pietro Tullio (1881-1941) 3, Italian physiologist in 1929 2.

Article information

rID: 6893
System: Head & Neck
Section: Signs
Tag: eponym
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tullio's phenomenon

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