Dizziness is one of the most common reasons a person visits the doctor. “Dizziness” can mean different things to different people- it can be used to describe feelings of faintness, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, imbalance, or an intense sensation of spinning (vertigo).
When to see an audiologist for dizziness
Dizziness and balance issues can stem from the inner ear, or other ear problems. The part of the ear that assists in balance is called the vestibular system. If your doctor has ruled out other medical conditions as the cause for your dizziness, you may be referred to an audiologist for vestibular testing. Vestibular testing evaluates the vestibular system, and helps an audiologist to either diagnose, or rule out, inner ear issues as the source of dizziness.
Possible Inner Ear Causes of Dizziness
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Meniere’s Disease
- Tumors of the vestibulocochlear (hearing and balance) nerve
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