Correlations Between Stress, Meniere’s Disease, and Vertigo

By |2022-10-06T12:00:44-07:00September 29th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing|

Correlations Between Stress, Meniere’s Disease, and Vertigo Understanding how stress and anxiety can contribute to vertigo can help you effectively manage and alleviate your symptoms.  What is vertigo? Vertigo is a symptom and not an underlying condition itself. It is the sensation of the room spinning and experiencing dizziness. Vertigo is caused by issues with [...]

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

By |2022-10-06T12:00:41-07:00September 21st, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

The Role of Ears in the Balance System Did you know that the system for balance and our ability to maintain it is in the ears? Known as the vestibular system, this sensory system, and network are responsible for providing the brain with information regarding position, spatial orientation, and movement. Various factors can affect this [...]

Understanding Meniere’s Disease

By |2022-10-06T12:00:37-07:00September 6th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

Understanding Meniere’s Disease Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder named after the French doctor who first discovered it in 1861. It often causes tinnitus (ringing in the ears), pressure in the ears, and/or balance issues. Impacting nearly 1 out of every 1,500 people, Meniere's disease is relatively rare.  It is a disease that does [...]

Can Stress Trigger Vertigo?

By |2022-10-06T12:00:34-07:00August 24th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

Can Stress Trigger Vertigo? Vertigo can be an overwhelming and stressful experience that impacts mobility and wellness in everyday life. Understanding triggers for vertigo can best help you manage and alleviate symptoms. Studies show that stress can activate and/or worsen vertigo. Engaging in interventions that reduce stress can significantly reduce it.  What is vertigo? Vertigo [...]

The Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls

By |2022-10-06T12:00:29-07:00August 11th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

The Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls It is estimated that 15% of the adult population in the U.S. experience issues with balance. The National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders estimates that 20% of adults ages 65-75 and 25% of adults ages 75 and older have a balance disorder.  Balance disorders impact the [...]

How Do We Maintain Balance?

By |2022-10-06T12:00:26-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

How Do We Maintain Balance? Balance is what allows us to navigate space without falling and is central to our spatial awareness. Have you ever thought about how we maintain balance? Well, the vestibular system is the sensory system for balance and it is housed in the inner ear!  There are several issues people can [...]

All About Vertigo

By |2022-10-06T12:00:21-07:00July 29th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

All About Vertigo Vertigo is a sensation that the environment is spinning and a feeling of dizziness. Dizziness can throw one off balance, leading to unsteadiness, and causing falls. Vertigo can be experienced in short bouts with significant time in between or more chronically. Vertigo is a symptom of an underlying health issue that can [...]

All About Meniere’s Disease

By |2022-10-06T12:00:15-07:00July 20th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

All About Meniere's Disease Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that can cause hearing loss and/or balance issues. This inner ear disorder can develop at any age but it is most prevalent among people above the age of 40. Meniere’s disease typically occurs in one ear and though there are no cures for it, [...]

How Do We Keep Our Sense of Balance?

By |2022-10-06T12:00:10-07:00July 4th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

How Do We Keep Our Sense of Balance? Balance is what keeps us from falling over. It allows us to perform movements and safely move through space with spatial awareness.  The body’s balance system involves an ongoing process of communicating movement and position through a series of signals from the inner ear to the brain. [...]

Tips to Manage Balance Issues

By |2022-10-06T11:59:59-07:00June 2nd, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Vestibular Diet|

Tips to Manage Balance Issues According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly 40% of people in the U.S. will experience dizziness or other balance-related challenges during their lifetime. Also, it is estimated that 15% of adults have a diagnosed balance disorder.  If you experience balance issues and/or have a balance [...]

The Connection Between Balance & Hearing Loss

By |2022-10-06T11:59:55-07:00May 27th, 2022|Balance, Hearing|

The Connection Between Balance & Hearing Loss It’s obvious that hearing happens in our ears but did you know that balance does too? The systems for balance  - vestibular system - and hearing - auditory system - are housed in the inner ear. This means that balance issues can impact hearing and vice versa.  Balance: [...]

Balance Disorder Basics

By |2022-10-07T10:01:59-07:00May 6th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

Balance Disorder Basics Do you ever experience bouts of dizziness? Have you had to sit down because you felt unsteady or like the room around you was spinning? These are signs of balance issues that may indicate a balance disorder. According to the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, 15% of adults [...]

How To Manage Balance Issues

By |2022-10-06T11:59:43-07:00April 28th, 2022|Balance, Healthy Lifestyle, Vestibular Diet|

How To Manage Balance Issues Do you ever feel dizzy and have to sit down all of a sudden? Do you ever grab onto a handle or rail to help you maintain your balance? These are signs of balance issues that may indicate a balance disorder. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders [...]

Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls

By |2022-10-06T11:59:32-07:00April 21st, 2022|Balance, Hearing|

Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls Balance disorders disproportionately impact older adults. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 older adults annually experience a fall. Additionally, 3 million older people have been treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. A major cause of falls is balance disorders which are medical conditions that impact [...]

Link Between Balance and Hearing

By |2022-10-06T11:59:27-07:00April 11th, 2022|Balance, Hearing|

Link Between Balance and Hearing In addition to hearing taking place in the ears, did you know what balance does too? Both sensory systems for processing sound as well as maintaining balance are in the inner ear.  How does hearing work? The auditory system is the sensory system for hearing. It involves the ears and [...]

Back to School for AVT 101

By |2019-09-16T14:03:26-07:00September 16th, 2019|Advanced Vestibular Treatment (AVT), Balance, Dizziness|

Harlan Carroll, Vestibular Audiologist As the masses of students flock back to school, learning the educational fundamentals you’d expect, there is a buzz of anticipation in the air. Back to school brings about learning new academic subjects and other challenges, as well as opportunities to grow. Even if you’re done with your formal education, there [...]

Living a Healthy, Balanced Life With (or Without) Vestibular Dysfunction

By |2019-07-10T08:07:07-07:00February 28th, 2019|Balance, Dizziness, Healthy Lifestyle, Vestibular Diet|

Five Tips for Balanced Living from a Vestibular Audiologist Dr. Jennifer Grace, Clinical Director If you have a vestibular disorder, causing you dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance, taking good care of yourself and your overall health is of utmost importance. It certainly can leave you feeling run down and discouraged. It goes without saying that you [...]

Symptoms Associated with Balance Disorders

By |2019-05-24T17:05:18-07:00July 30th, 2017|Balance|

Our bodies are complex machines that rely, in the most astounding way, on the intricate coordination of systems working together. You might say we depend on its ability to self-regulate. So when something’s amiss that supports our body’s balance system, our senses are heightened. It becomes undeniably apparent that something is out of sync, and [...]

Audiology’s Exciting Future: Spotlight On Treating Balance Dysfunction

By |2018-02-12T11:48:38-08:00May 31st, 2017|Balance|

By Howard Mango, Ph.D., Au.D In my last blog, I shared how Audiology serves to protect and restore our hearing healthcare and wellness, and the benefit we provide patients and physicians. Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis to present to colleagues at the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) conference.  Our team collectively [...]

Balance: it’s ‘Element’-ary!

By |2019-05-24T17:07:53-07:00February 6th, 2017|Balance, Dizziness|

Let’s face it.  We’re all unique in our own special way, aren’t we? Yet the one thing we share is our ability to fill a busy day with everyday tasks and routines, often without thinking much about it. At times, it’s like an overdrive kicks in. I know that’s true for me. That also means [...]

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