Vestibular Balance Services – All About Balance
angli-EAR Hearing is one of the only multidisciplinary clinics outside London to offer both assessment and rehabilitation for vestibular and balance problems.
Why do we need balance?
Everyday tasks such as getting out of a chair, carrying shopping bags whilst walking, or standing on tiptoes to reach an object, all require good balance.
Your brain uses information from the vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive systems, to keep you upright, maintain steady vision when you turn your head, and quickly react if there is a sudden risk of falling.
If you have an issue with one of these systems, it can cause problems with your balance, which may impact your everyday life and ability to do tasks about the house, work, or exercise.
What is the vestibular system?
The vestibular system is a special sensory system that plays an important role in maintaining your balance, orientation, and coordination of movement.
It involves the inner ear and a complex network of structures that work together to tell your brain where your body is in space.
Although amazing and efficient when it is working, disorders involving the vestibular system can cause vertigo, dizziness, and balance issues.