Hearing and balance problems are often inter-related conditions, as part of the inner ear interacts with other body systems like the eyes, bones and joints to maintain balance. Problems within the vestibular (ear) system can cause balance problems. The physicians at Head and Neck Surgical Associates conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your condition before deciding which treatment option is best for you.

Vestibular Disorders

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. Causes Dizziness is the result of your brain…

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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. Causes It…

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the leading causes of vertigo among U.S. patients; repositioning maneuvers fortunately make the condition very easy to treat in most people. Repositioning maneuvers take only five to ten minutes and successfully treat BPPV in 85 percent of patients in just a few treatments. BPPV occurs when tiny…

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Balance Testing

With such a wide range of hearing and balance disorders, many of which have similar symptoms, it’s important for an ear, nose and throat doctor to make an accurate diagnosis in order to come up with a successful treatment plan. Diagnostic testing plays an important role in determining the condition responsible for a patient’s suffering.…

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Balance and Vertigo

Vertigo is a form of dizziness characterized by the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning, despite the lack of any actual movement. This sensation is brought on by disturbances in the inner ear or the brain. Types of Vertigo Peripheral vertigo is associated with problems in the inner ear. The vestibular…

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