Balance & Dizziness

Symptoms of Vertigo and How They Affect Balance and Dizziness

Several body systems interact together to keep the body in balance. As such, dizziness or vertigo symptoms can result from a number of conditions or factors.

These conditions can be described in many ways.  Some report a particular feeling, like spinning, cart-wheeling, tilting, faintness, light-headedness and floating sensations.  While others report visual disturbances, nausea or sensitivity to particular movements.

Symptoms of Vertigo Negatively Affect Balance and Dizziness

The Ear Science Implant Clinic’s qualified team provide premium balance-related diagnostics, as well as vertigo treatment and management options. We use specialised equipment to conduct balance tests, looking not only at the vestibular system (in the ear) but also responses from the eyes, the muscles and the central nervous system which make up the wider balance system.

How to test your balance

The human balance system is very complex, composed of interacting systems in our ears, our eyes and our muscles.

You may experience dizziness or other symptoms of vertigo when is one of these controlling systems is out-of-sync with the sensory information provided by the rest of your body. For example, one of the systems in the ears, eyes or muscles might not be functioning properly, or otherwise, the brain may not be processing the sensory input properly.

Comprehensive Testing to Determine Vertigo Treatment

Various assessments can be undertaken, and your audiologist will clearly explain them to you before starting. Our standard tests include:

  • Hearing Assessments.
  • Eye Movement Studies.
  • Balance (Vestibular) Tests.
  • Bithermal Caloric Testing.
  • Vestibular Electromyogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing.

Dizziness and other symptoms of vertigo can have a profound effect on your quality of life – but you shouldn’t have to put up with it. Ear Science Implant Clinic’s dedicated team of balance audiologists will work with you to determine exactly the cause of your condition, and following, what the most effective treatment options are.

Talk to your GP

Our balance services can sometimes require the expertise of trained specialists across different medical disciplines. So we can best cater to your needs, please ensure you get a referral from your doctor or medical professional, and book your appointment.

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