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Balance Disorders / Vertigo and Dizziness

Balance problems and dizziness have many causes - and it's essential to know the source to determine the appropriate course of treatment.

How does dizziness relate to hearing? The source of dizziness can often be traced to the inner ear, which moderates balance. That being said, there are other causes, including neurological or cardiovascular problems, head trauma, or the effects of other illnesses.

We offer Video electronystagmography (VNG) This test is used to determine the source and extent of your dizziness. A series of tests that will evaluate the health of your inner ear and your central motor function will be conducted if your physician recommends this evaluation. The entire evaluation typically lasts about 60-90 minutes and may cause some dizziness. This dizziness usually subsides within a short period of time.

If the vertigo is ear-related, a treatment plan may be recommended to include balance retraining therapy with a physical therapist. Other medical professionals may be recommended as well.

Get in touch to learn more about the area's best diagnostic team for vertigo and dizziness.

Please Note: All balance / dizziness testing is done in our Freehold Township location only.

Some of the more common balance disorders

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

A brief, intense sensation of vertigo that occurs because of a specific positional change of the head. An individual may experience BPPV when rolling over to the left or right upon getting out of bed in the morning, or when looking up for an object on a high shelf. The cause of BPPV is not known, although it may be caused by an inner ear infection, head injury, or aging.

Labyrinthitis

An infection or inflammation of the inner ear causing dizziness and loss of balance.

Meniere's disease

An inner ear fluid balance disorder that causes episodes of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus (a ringing or roaring in the ears), and the sensation of fullness in the ear. The cause of Meniere's disease is unknown.

Vestibular neuronitis

An infection of the vestibular nerve, generally viral.

Perilymph fistula

A leakage of inner ear fluid to the middle ear. It can occur after head injury, physical exertion or, rarely, without a known cause