Malene Hentze Hansen

At the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology at Aalborg University Hospital we each day diagnose and treat patients suffering from various ear, nose and throat diseases, including vertigo. We have a well-established Center for Dizziness and Balance Disorders, which with its highly specialized function in relation to vertiginous patients have improved treatment in the area.

Through my previous clinical experience, from both general medicine and ENT, I have realized that the subfield of vertigo still misses pieces of the puzzle to truly understand what is needed to provide sufficient diagnosis and treatment of vertiginous patients in both primary and tertiary care. This realization led me into conducting research within the most common cause of peripheral vertigo, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In September 2022 I started my position as PhD-fellow under the supervision of professor Herman Kingma and associate professor Dan Dupont Hougaard. The primary focus of my research will be patient reported outcomes and a critical approach to current diagnostic and treatment of BPPV.