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 24 otolaryngologists 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. Sound Health Services offers screening and diagnostic testing for both inner ear and central disorders. Our test battery includes but is not limited to: Dynamic Visual Acuity Testing (DVAT); balance testing (m-CTSIB); Videonystagmography Testing (VNG), Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP), Electrocochleography (ECochG) and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR). Our evaluations last anywhere from 60-90 minutes depending on tests and treatments your doctor orders.
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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1010 Old Des Peres Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Tel: (314) 332-1377
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