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Keeping Your Balance

Why are hearing and balance problems often associated with one another? Since part of the inner ear (known as the labyrinth) interacts with other body systems like the eyes, bones and joints to maintain balance, a loss in hearing can have a significant impact on this relationship.

This is a condition that affects over two million people each year, and carries the unpleasant symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, and a sensation of spinning – any of which can result in nausea, fainting, or worst of all, a bad fall.

Some of the most common balance disorders include:

Can balance disorders be treated?
As difficult as a balance disorder can be to live with, your audiologist can give you several options to treat it, including hearing aids, ear tubes, surgery or other treatments.

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