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3. Why do ear rocks become dislodged?

Ear rocks become dislodged and cause vertigo for a variety of reasons. Those with prior head injuries may be more susceptible to BPPV due to the possible disruption of their balance organs. People with other conditions, such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and inner ear conditions, are also more prone to developing BPPV. Even with these possible causes, idiopathic BPPV is common, meaning there is no known cause.

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