Discover the Power of Balance Testing
Why Consult an Audiologist for Balance Testing?
When it comes to balance and inner ear health, trust the experts. While ENT physicians diagnose and treat balance disorders, audiologists play a crucial role in performing balance tests and assessing the inner balance system's health. Additionally, physical therapists are available to provide therapy if necessary.
Experiencing Balance or Dizziness Issues?
If you find yourself grappling with balance problems or persistent dizziness, your inner ear could be the culprit. Inner ear issues can lead to a disorienting feeling of unsteadiness, regardless of your posture. Diagnosing balance disorders requires the expertise of a trained audiologist, as these conditions can stem from various medical factors, including medications and medical conditions.
Understanding Dizziness, Vertigo & Imbalance
Did you know?
- According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), approximately 90 million Americans will experience dizziness or balance issues during their lifetime.
- Dizziness ranks as the primary complaint among adults aged 70 and older when reporting to medical providers.
- Balance-related falls are responsible for over half of accidental deaths among the elderly population.
- Inner ear disorders or ear infections can lead to imbalance and vertigo, affecting daily activities such as walking, reading, or even watching television.
- Inner ear disturbances account for 85% of dizzy disorders.
- Children can also be impacted by inner ear disorders, sometimes being misdiagnosed with conditions like learning disabilities or psychological disturbances.
- Imbalance, dizziness, and vertigo can result from various factors such as illness, infections, diseases, head injuries, or whiplash.
Balance and the Vestibular System
Balance disorders can be categorized into two primary types:
- Dizziness, Vertigo, or Motion Intolerance: Characterized by sudden attacks triggered by rapid head movements, quick turns, walking, or riding in vehicles. These episodes may last for seconds or even hours.
- Persistent Sense of Imbalance: Often referred to as a loss of stability, this condition manifests as a continuous feeling of unsteadiness. Many balance disorders originate in the vestibular system.
Balance disorders can be caused by various factors, including ear infections, head injuries, blood circulation problems, medications, and aging. In some cases, the cause may remain unidentified. Expert Hearing Clinic is your trusted partner in assessing potential causes and determining the most effective treatment options.
Your auditory and vestibular health are our top priorities. Contact us today to explore vestibular and equilibrium evaluation options and take proactive measures to enhance your overall well-being.
Questions? Talk to the Experts.
Embark on Your Journey Today
- Contact us, and we'll gladly address your questions about hearing loss and hearing aids.
- Schedule an appointment with our audiologist for a hearing test to determine your suitability for hearing aids.
- If hearing aids are suitable, our hearing specialist will discuss options tailored to your unique hearing profile, lifestyle, preferences, and budget.
- Your new hearing aids will be customized and programmed to deliver optimal hearing, allowing you to reconnect with the people and activities essential to your life.