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Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness)

Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness) - What it is

What is dizziness?

Dizziness is a sensation of imbalance or unsteadiness. It may occur in acute or sharp attacks lasting only seconds or sometimes for several hours.

This condition may be triggered or worsened by rapid head movements, turning too quickly, walking or riding.

Hearing loss and dizziness

Our ears are involved in more than just hearing, they also help us to maintain our balance. As a result, certain disorders of the inner ear can lead to balance problems in people suffering from hearing loss.

What can you expect?

Your doctor may refer you to a specialist in managing balance disorders in the hospital for a comprehensive diagnostic test.

The specialist will conduct or refer you for various assessments which may include:

  • Hearing test
  • Balance test
  • Eye movement testing
  • Head movement testing
  • Other related tests (e.g. MRI, blood test, etc.)

Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness) - How to prevent?

Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness) - Causes and Risk Factors

Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness) - Diagnosis

Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness) - Preparing for surgery

Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness) - Post-surgery care

Vestibular (Hearing Loss & Dizziness) - Other Information

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