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Having Trouble Balancing - Here Is How An Audiologist Can Help?

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Mr. Sandeep Kumar 88% (67 ratings)
MSc - Audiology, BSc - Speech & Hearing
Audiologist, Ghaziabad  •  17 years experience
Having Trouble Balancing - Here Is How An Audiologist Can Help?

A balancing problem often causes dizziness. When you are standing still, you will have a feeling like everything around you is moving and spinning and that is due to dizziness. Labyrinth is one of the organs present inside the ear, which is a part of the balance system. This organ will interact with the other body organs as well like eyes, bones, joints, etc. Along with these organs, the nervous system and brain can also contribute towards your trouble in balancing.

Symptoms:
There are different symptoms that a person with balancing trouble may face Some of them are as follows:

  • Unable to walk straight as everything around seems to be spinning
  • Unable to stand up
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • A tendency to fall down while walking
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurry vision
  • Disorientation

There are some people who also have problems such as nausea, vomiting, blood pressure, change in heartbeat, diarrhea, anxiety, etc. These symptoms usually last for a short time, but in rare conditions, they last really long.

Causes of balancing trouble:
Bacterial or viral infection, blood circulation disorders, and head injury can be some of the reasons for affecting the internal part of the ear. Along with that, aging and some kind of medications can also cause balance trouble. Basically, the four areas mentioned below may lead to a trouble in balancing:

  • Any problem in the brain and its connecting nerves
  • Labyrinth disturbances
  • Any kind of problem with the body apart from the brain and head
  • Problems related to blood flow

How is the balancing problem diagnosed?
Based on the symptoms and many other factors, the affected individual will be diagnosed. It is not at all easy to detect balancing problems. The following tests are conducted to determine the problem:

  • Blood tests
  • Exams for hearing
  • Scans for brain
  • Scans of head

Here is how an audiologist can help you
When you are having hearing and balancing issues, it is always good to consult a certified audiologist. Vertigo or balancing problems can be due to many conditions inside the ear; therefore, an audiologic evaluation should be conducted. The basic cause and the possible treatment for it can be suggested with the help of this evaluation only.

Based on the audiologic evaluation results and the medical findings, the audiologist will be able to find a way to treat dizziness. You will be provided more information about Vertigo in order to understand it in a much better way. So, when the cause is clear and you understand the ailment better, it gets easier for the doctor to treat you and you will be relieved from the scary feeling of getting unbalanced and falling.

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