Audiologists are medical professionals who specialize in the ear. The ear is one of the most sensitive organs of the body and is responsible for controlling hearing, balance, and direction. The ear extends beyond what you see, connecting to the brain via a vestibular nerve and to the throat through a Eustachian tube, which stabilizes ear drum air pressure. Vertigo throws everything in your life off, and most of the time, it has to do with your inner ear. Here’s how an audiologist can treat your vertigo.
What Is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a symptom of a disturbance in the inner ear or brain. It is a sensation of dizziness that can last a few seconds, a few minutes, or be constant. Depending on the cause, it can also come with nausea, fever, headache, tinnitus, and hearing loss.
The two types of vertigo are central vertigo and peripheral vertigo; central vertigo is an issue in the brain, but peripheral vertigo covers most causes of vertigo and has to do with a disruption to the balance mechanism within the inner ear.
Common causes of peripheral vertigo include the following:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Meniere’s disease
- Vestibular neuronitis (pressure on the vestibular nerve)
- Labyrinthitis (ear infection)
- Traumatic brain injury
An Audiologist Can Evaluate and Diagnose Your Vertigo
An audiologist is an expert in the human ear and all the conditions that can affect it. Audiology clinics like Clarity Audiology in Baltimore have the technology, knowledge, and skills to evaluate and diagnose your condition, which is vital to ensuring you get the right treatment to end vertigo. Addressing vertigo is ultimately about addressing its cause.
An Audiologist Can Treat Your Vertigo
Naturally, an audiologist can also treat your vertigo. At Clarity Audiology, we can pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and help you find relief. You might need an audiologist to perform certain maneuvers, like the Epley Maneuver, or treat you through exercises that reduce dizziness and improve balance and strength.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.