Vestibular function declines starting at age 40 -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Vestibular function declines starting at age 40

11/29/2016

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Our ability to detect and perceive motion declines as we age. Fall risk is substantially impacted by vestibular function. Therefore, vestibular dysfunction could be a leading cause of death among older people; ©panthermedia.net/Corinna Fuckas