Dizziness and Balance Disorders
Dizziness and imbalance are common problems. People who endure them oftentimes feel lightheaded, woozy, unsteady or even as if they are spinning. There may be other related problems such as hearing loss, ringing in the ears or a feeling of ear fullness.
Inner ear disorders, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere's disease, bacterial or viral infections of the inner ear, cardiovascular problems, and disorders of the central nervous system are just some of the reasons you may feel dizzy or off balance.
Fortunately, dizziness and imbalance are often treatable. With vestibular rehabilitation medication and/or surgery, symptoms of dizziness or imbalance may be improved or eliminated. To determine the best type of treatment, it is important to understand the cause of your dizziness and/or imbalance. Tests such as electronystagmography (ENG), Equitest® and audiometric evaluation help your physician understand the cause of your symptoms. Through a team approach that includes physicians, audiologists and physical therapists, we are committed to diagnosing and treating your symptoms.
If you have symptoms of dizziness or imbalance, see your physician for a referral for testing and possible treatment. For more information on these problems and other resources, please visit www.vestibular.org.