My footsteps are steady and sure… so I’ve taken up power walking.
Having problems with balance or dizziness? Don’t worry. It’s not you, but it could be a problem in your ear that is causing the balance disorder. People who have problems with balance often feel dizzy or unsteady, regardless of whether they are standing, lying down, or sitting.
Diagnosis of a balance disorder is difficult and requires the services of a trained hearing healthcare professional. There are many potential causes—including medical conditions and medications. To help evaluate a balance problem, your hearing professional may suggest the following balance testing protocols:
- Hearing Test – Your balance system is actually part of the ear, so it is important to test both systems thoroughly when you have balance problems.
- Electronystagmography (ENG) – This balance test measures eye movements and the muscles that control them.
- VEMP (Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential) Test – This test helps further identify site of lesion in the balance system and is also aiding in the diagnosis of vertical heterophoria.
Let our balance testing get you steady on your feet again.