“We’re not saying it’s not an injury to the brain. It may be. We do know, for sure, that it’s an injury to the ear and that the brain is affected. (…) These tests that we did cannot be faked.”
Dr. Michael E. Hoffer — Lead author of the report
“We have measurable, quantifiable evidence that something really did happen to the patients. It’s not just hysteria.”
Dr. Carey Balaban
On September 7 2018, SMA (US Department of Defense Strategic Multilayer Assessment) hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Carey Balaban (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Diane DiEuliis (National Defense University), Dr. James Giordano (Georgetown University), and Dr. Michael Hoffer (University of Miami) as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series.
In part I of this series, I present the conclusions of Dr Hoffer in a short documentary using both his PowerPoint slides and his presentation of these slides during the teleconference. I hope that this documentary will make it clear that these diplomats have suffered real injuries. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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Dr. Hoffer began the discussion by presenting the University of Miami’s medical findings from an examination of a group of individuals either stationed with the US Diplomatic Mission in Havana, Cuba or their family members.
All of the people examined experienced a loud noise or pressure just prior to and during the onset of their symptoms, some of which included ear pain, tinnitus, dizziness, and cognitive issues.
Dr. Giordano then provided an in-depth overview of the possible vectors for the otopathologic (ear-damaging) effects these individuals experienced, as well as the potential mechanisms and causes for such effects.
Next, Dr. Balaban presented a series of empirical studies conducted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which focused on the biological effects of directed energy.
He also spoke about a series of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices that can be used to expose individuals to electromagnetic waves, as well as an I-Portal® Portable Assessment System that can be used for neurological testing.
Dr. DiEuliis concluded the presentation by discussing how neuroweapons present a diverse threat to a range of potential targets, and argued that neuroweapons should be treated as “weapons of mass disruption.”
For the record — The expression “Havana Syndrome” was coined by Dr. Ludwig De Braeckeleer and appeared for the first time in a story published by the Intel Today blog on October 3 2017. [Here is the tweet] Why would Wikipedia dispute such a simple fact?
Acute Presentation of an Acquired Neurosensory Syndrome
Dr. Michael Hoffer (University of Miami)
A study, conducted by physicians at the University of Miami and the University of Pittsburgh published in the Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology journal in December 2018, found that all of the individuals involved have suffered “unsteadiness and features of cognitive impairment.”
The doctors treating the US diplomats have confirmed that these patients displayed abnormalities in the otolithic organs.
These organs help maintain the body’s balance. “These tests that we did cannot be faked,” says Dr. Michael Hoffer.
Acute findings in an acquired neurosensory dysfunction — Investigative Otoloralyngologgy
Havana Syndrome — “Probable Use of a Neuroweapon to Affect Personnel of US Embassy in Havana: Findings, Pathology, Possible Causes, and Disruptive Effects” — PART I : Dr. Michael Hoffer (University of Miami)