Balance Disorders

A balance problem, also commonly referred to as a balance disorder, is a medical condition that is characterized by the sensation of unsteadiness or dizziness. If you have a balance disorder, you may feel like you are spinning or floating while you are standing, sitting or lying down.

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign positional vertigo, also known as positional vertigo or BPPV, is a common type of vertigo — a sudden sensation of spinning or swaying. Although BPPV is an annoying issue to deal with, it is rarely serious.

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Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis is a disorder of the inner ear that occurs when one of the vestibular nerves becomes inflamed. The vestibular nerves, which reside in the inner ear, send information to your brain to control balance.

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Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)

Mal de debarquement syndrome, also known as disembarkment surgery, is a neurological disorder that is characterized by the feeling that you are rocking or swaying, without any cause to feel this way.

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Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that causes vertigo, hearing problems and a ringing sound in the ear. In most patients, Meniere’s disease only affects one ear.

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Perilymph Fistula (PLF)

A perilymph fistula (PLF) is a tear of defect in the membranes that separate the middle ear from the perilymphatic space in the inner ear.

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a perception of noise or ringing in the ears when no external noise is present. Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying medical condition that affects as many as 20 percent of the population.

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Vestibular Neuritis

Vestibular neuritis, also known as vestibular neuronitis, is an inner ear condition that may cause sudden, severe vertigo and/or dizziness. It occurs when your vestibular nerve is inflamed, and it can’t properly communicate with the brain. The vestibular nerve is located in the inner ear and sends information to the brain to help maintain your balance.

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