Vestibular & Balance Testing

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We understand the crucial role that balance plays in your everyday life. Whether you're strolling through a park, climbing stairs, or simply getting out of bed, balance is what keeps you steady and confident.

Balance issues can have a significant impact on your quality of life. That's why we're here to offer expert vestibular and balance testing to provide you with the support and solutions you need.

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Understanding Vestibular & Balance Disorders

Balance disorders can be caused by a range of factors, and identifying the underlying cause is the first step in effective treatment. Here are some common causes of balance disorders:

Types of Balance Disorders

Balance disorders are a large category of disorders, and vestibular issues can take many forms.

Vertigo is one of the most common symptoms of balance disorders. It’s characterized by a spinning sensation, and you’ll feel as if you or your surroundings are in motion, even when they’re not.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), is a common inner ear disorder that causes sudden, intense bouts of vertigo triggered by specific head movements. It occurs when tiny calcium particles in the inner ear become dislodged, affecting your sense of balance and causing a spinning sensation.

Ménière's disease can also lead to balance issues. It’s a chronic condition of the inner ear that can lead to recurrent vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the affected ear. These symptoms often occur in episodes and can be debilitating.

Vestibular neuronitis, also known as vestibular neuritis, is typically caused by a viral infection affecting the vestibular nerve in the inner ear. This condition results in severe vertigo, accompanied by dizziness, nausea, and difficulty maintaining balance. It can be a sudden and unsettling experience.

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Symptoms of Balance Disorders

Recognizing the symptoms of balance disorders can let you know it’s time to seek help and find effective solutions. Symptoms may vary depending on the type and cause of the disorder, but common signs include:

The Impact of Balance Disorders

Hearing loss can have a profound impact on various aspects of life, affecting not only the person with hearing loss but also their relationships and overall quality of life. Hearing loss can make it difficult to engage in conversations, leading to misunderstandings and frustration in both personal and professional relationships.
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Individuals with untreated hearing loss may withdraw from social activities and gatherings, resulting in isolation and feelings of loneliness. Hearing loss can often lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and reduced self-esteem, as individuals struggle with the emotional toll of their condition.

Hearing loss can also impact your job performance. Hearing loss can hinder communication with colleagues and clients, and impact career advancement. Some studies also suggest a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline, including an increased risk of conditions like dementia.

Comprehensive Vestibular and Balance Testing

At Adept Audiology, our comprehensive vestibular and balance testing services are designed to address these challenges head-on.

Through a series of tests, which may include videonystagmography (VNG), posturography, and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP), we can pinpoint the source of your symptoms. This precise diagnosis lets us tailor a personalized treatment plan for your needs. Treatment may include vestibular rehabilitation exercises, medication management, or lifestyle adjustments, all aimed at restoring your balance and improving your quality of life.

Take the First Step Toward Balance

Schedule a vestibular and balance evaluation with Adept Audiology. Our professional and friendly team is committed to providing you with the care, support, and solutions you need to enjoy a life of balance and confidence. Contact us today to rediscover your inner equilibrium.
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Your hearing health is our priority, and we look forward to helping you rediscover the joy of crystal-clear sound. Welcome to a world of better hearing at Adept Audiology!
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