Why do some people experience vertigo and dizziness?
Several body systems interact together to keep the body in balance. As such, dizziness or vertigo 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.
Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance can have major effects on quality of life
The Ear Science Implant Clinic’s qualified team provide premium balance-related diagnostics, 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 vertigo when is one of these controlling systems is out-of-sync with the sensory information provided from 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.
We offer comprehensive testing services to assess each individual’s balance functions and capacity.
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 vertigo can have a profound effect of 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.