Dizziness & Fall Prevention
A balance disorder is a condition marked by the symptoms of feeling unsteady or dizzy. Even while standing, lying or sitting still, a person will feel as if they are moving, spinning or floating. The most common balance disorders are:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
- Meniere’s disease
Balance & Vestibular Testing
It’s important for an audiologist to make an accurate diagnosis in order to come up with a successful plan. Diagnostic testing plays an important role in determining the condition responsible for a patient’s suffering.
There are a number of diagnostic tests available. Here are some of the most common:
- Acoustic immittance measures
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
- Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
Pediatric Balance Disorders
When a child is experiencing symptoms of dizziness or vertigo, then the signals the brain is receiving from the vestibular system have been disrupted. An evaluation by a specialist is necessary to ensure the condition isn’t serious and won’t interfere with growth and development.
Common symptoms of pediatric balance disorders include:
- Feeling as if you are going to faint
- Nausea or vomiting
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