Dizziness And Balance Disorders

Dizziness and its related symptoms can have a significant impact on an individual’s daily life.

Our specialists take the time to educate and evaluate our patients and have the expertise to offer the best options for going forward.

What Causes Dizziness or Balance Problems?

The causes for dizziness or balance issues can vary considerably. It’s best to visit an audiologist for a thorough evaluation so you can gain a better understanding of your specific condition and what is necessary for treatment. In some cases, rehabilitative exercises are enough to improve the patient’s condition, whereas in other instances, additional care from other physicians might be required, as the dizziness is caused by another medical condition.

Your Appointment For Balance And Dizziness

A complete audiologic evaluation is very helpful for determining the source of any problems with dizziness, balance, or vertigo. This is because our balance system relies on the proper functioning of the inner ear (the vestibular system) for some of the sensory information needed for healthy balance.

Acute or chronic problems with equilibrium may indicate serious health concerns and can dramatically increase the risk of injury from falls. At Premium Hearing Care, we provide expert assessment of balance disorders, which often have their origin in the vestibular system of the inner ear.

People who experience dizzy spells may be surprised to learn that the bodily systems responsible for our balance are located inside of our ears. The ears are regulated by the semicircular canals, which is an elaborate inner ear structure that works with our visual and skeletal system. Together, these innerworkings allow us to maintain balance, especially when the head is moving.

Dizziness often occurs with other symptoms, like:

  • Hearing loss
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Pressure in your head and ears
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

Dizziness can be a symptom of other disorders, such as:

  • Vestibular disorders (problems in the inner ear)
  • Reaction to medication
  • Disorders in the central nervous system, the brainstem or brain
  • Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure or anemia
  • Infection, either bacterial or viral

Dizziness and balance problems can become very serious. You don’t want to be unsteady and fall, which can cause a serious injury. Please make an appointment to visit us – our specialist will review your symptoms and help you identify what treatment plan will work best for you.