Dizziness

Medical Hearing Clinic, Inc. are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders. We provide accurate diagnosis and treatment. If you are experiencing dizziness please give our office a call to schedule your examination. Please read the following for a brief description of dizziness and what can be done to help.

When is dizziness a problem?
If you whirl around and around, you’ll get dizzy. That’s normal. But if you get dizzy when you are getting up or lying down or sitting in a chair, that’s not normal. That’s when dizziness is a problem.

The symptom of dizziness is more common than you might think. It is the second most common health complaint. (The most common is lower back pain.) About 40 percent of adults seek medical help for dizziness at least once in their lives.

What causes dizziness?
Dizziness is caused by many different health disorders. It is a common side effect of medications. It is caused by toxic chemicals and fumes and by injuries to the head or neck. Sometimes the problem is in the ear. Everyone knows that the ears sense sound, but not everyone knows that ears also sense head movements and that ear disorders can make you dizzy. Dizziness-causing ear disorders include fluid imbalances, infections, and degenerative diseases. The most common of these has a long name—benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It occurs when tiny crystals get lodged in the wrong part of the inner ear and it can cause severe dizziness, especially when you lie down in bed.