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Vestibular and Balance Conditions

What are some of the conditions which cause vestibular or balance problems?

Some people are diagnosed with vertigo, but it is important to know that vertigo is not at diagnosis but a symptom. There are many different reasons why a person may be suffering from vertigo, dizziness, or balance problems, and there are many different conditions which can cause these symptoms. Some of these conditions include:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular Neuritis (also referred to as Neuronitis)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s Disease/Endolymphatic Hydrops
  • Unilateral and Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Persistent Postural and Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)
  • Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
  • Certain Strokes
  • Cerebellar Conditions
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Perilymphatic Fistula and Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Effects of Medications and Ototoxicity
  • Age related changes (Presbyvestibulopathy)

The good news is that many of these conditions respond well to tailored treatment plans and vestibular rehabilitation. Seeking an assessment from angli-EAR Hearing will assist you in determining the cause of your symptoms and identifying the best pathway forwards regarding self-management and restoring your quality of life.