Dizziness and Balance Disorders
Dizziness and Balance
Our ENT Specialists at Sound Health Services can help you and your family who experience dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues. Our Master’s and Doctoral level trained, Vestibular Audiologists, whose main focus is on the assessment and treatment of dizziness and vertigo, work closely with Sound Health’s 27 otolaryngologists and neurotologists to diagnose and treat each patient.
Causes of Dizziness and Balance Disorders
About 50% of all dizziness is caused by an inner ear disturbance. Some Inner Ear causes of dizziness and balance disorders include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) which makes up about 50 of the inner ear causes of dizziness
- Meniere’s Disease
- Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis
- Superior Canal Dehiscence
- Acoustic Neuroma (rare)
- Bilateral Vestibular Loss (rare)
- Perilymph Fistula (rare)
Other causes of dizziness and balance disorders can be neurological (brain) related including but not limited to: stroke; vestibular migraines; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); and Cerebellar Degeneration. Dizziness can also be medically related to low or fluctuating blood pressure, certain prescriptions, as well as psychologically related to anxiety.
We Can Help!
It is our goal to determine what is causing your dizziness and balance disorder. Midwest Dizziness and Balance Institute, LLC, (MDBI) a partner of Sound Health Services, PC, is one of only 2 facilities in the country where a full diagnostic test battery is administered for the Vestibular System and following diagnosis, where audiologists administer tailored treatment for all vestibular disorders.
MDBI uses Advanced Vestibular Treatment,™ a proven doctor of audiology-directed personalized treatment plan, that is shown to be more effective in resolving symptoms caused by vestibular disorders than more traditional therapy options and medications. Select AVT programs may also involve a customized home-based exercise option as determined by your audiologist. If you or someone you know is experiencing dizziness or imbalance, we can help.
The information on this site is provided by Sound Health Services and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Inc. (AAO-HNS), and is for educational purposes only.
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