Balance & Dizziness Assessment

dizzy vertigo spinningAre You (or a Loved One) Experiencing Dizziness or Balance Issues?

Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance are common complaints, which can be frustrating – and dangerous.

  • Dizziness is the #1 issue reported to medical providers by adults 70 years of age or older.
  • Falls cause over 300,000 hip fractures in people over 65 years of age, and account for more than half of accidental deaths in the elderly.

The good news is that you don't have to live with vertigo, dizziness or imbalance. Our comprehensive vestibular and neurodiagnostic assessments can uncover the root causes of your dizziness and imbalance sensations. We work with your physician to provide solutions and treatment to resolve your balance issues.

If you are experiencing a loss of balance, unsteadiness, dizziness or vertigo/spinning sensations, we strongly recommend scheduling a balance assessment as soon as possible.

Schedule a Balance Assessment


The First Step is a Balance Assessment

Vestibular, Equilibrium and Neurodiagnostic Evaluation

Balance is a complex interaction which relies on input from the vestibular system (in the inner ear), vision, and the sensations from your feet, muscles, and joints.

balance testIf any of these systems are not working properly, you will suffer a loss of balance, unsteadiness, and/or experience dizziness or vertigo/spinning sensations.

Our highly trained balance specialists will do a thorough evaluation to help pinpoint the cause of your balance or dizziness issues.

We use the industry's most advanced technology, making it safe, easy, and comfortable.

vestibular systemYour visit will include a variety of simple yet technologically advanced assessments using highly specialized equipment that's not available in most medical centers. This includes eye-movement tests to evaluate your inner ear function, as well as your central nervous system function.

Your appointment will last 60 to 90 minutes.

We truly care about improving your quality of life and well-being and will do everything we can to get you feeling sturdy and stable on your feet.

Schedule a Balance Assessment


What Causes Balance Disorders & Dizziness?

  • Viral or bacterial infections in the ear
  • Head/brain injury, concussion, whiplash
  • Blood circulation disorders affecting the inner ear or brain
  • It is common for people to experience balance issues as they get older
  • Certain medications can cause dizziness and imbalance
  • Many balance disorders can begin suddenly and with no obvious cause

Common Balance Disorders

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibular Migraines

How Are Balance Disorders Treated?

  • Medication
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Repositioning exercises
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Assistive devices
  • Surgery

Do I Need an In-Office Balance Assessment?

Take the "Dizzy Quizzy" Self-Assessment to Find Out

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, an in-office balance assessment is recommended.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Schedule a Balance Assessment

 

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Hearing Doctors is a member of the American Institute of Balance (AIB), the nation’s most reputable diagnostic, treatment, and educational organization specializing in balance disorders. The Institute is widely recognized for providing practitioners with the latest clinical and scientific breakthroughs in testing and treatment of balance disorders. AIB has qualified our McLean, Fairfax, and Cascades offices as Centers of Specialty Care for superior care for diagnosing, testing and treating equilibrium conditions.


 

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