Hearing loss and other hearing conditions can affect your balance in a number of ways. Fluid buildup, inner-ear calcium deposits, and earwax are just some of the conditions that can cause dizziness and imbalance. Some of these conditions can mimic those that require a hearing aid, so making an appointment with an audiologist can help you receive a proper diagnosis and the correct treatment.
Dizziness, a blanket term used to describe any feeling of unsteadiness, is one of the leading health complaints in the United States, affecting an estimated nine million people annually. For those over the age of 70 it’s the top reason for a visit to the doctor’s office. What Are the Causes of Dizziness? Dizziness…Read More
Vestibular testing involves a series of tests used to determine if there is something wrong with the vestibular portion of the inner ear. Diagnostic Tests for the Vestibular System The vestibular system is complex and responsible for many of the body’s functions. Studies indicate vestibular testing is extremely thorough and accurate in identifying inner ear…Read More
BPPV Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, commonly referred to as BPPV, is a vestibular disorder that causes vertigo. It occurs when calcium deposits in the inner ear become dislodged from the otolithic membrane and settle in the semicircular canals. Any change in the position of the head causes these tiny crystals to shift, triggering dizziness. What…Read More