ve you ever heard of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), or know someone suffering from it? BPPV, a form of vertigo, is thought to cause dizziness from debris that builds up in the inner ear (utricle). This debris is referred to by some as “ear rocks” or otoconia.
Vertigo symptoms traced to inner ear 'rock slides'. Small, displaced rocks within the ear have been found to cause dizziness, especially in those who are above the age of 50. Individuals who have experienced a head injury or viral infection are also at risk. Specialists who treat vertigo estimate around 20 percent of all cases are due to these loose crystals, sometimes referred to as 'ear rocks.'