Dizziness & Balance Testing

Determining the Cause of Your Balance Disorder

A balance disorder can cause a giddy, woozy, and unsteady feeling, or produce a sensation of movement. For example, you may at times feel as if you are spinning or floating. This happens when the hair cells in the semicircular canals of your inner ear are damaged, and your body is not able to sense the direction, speed, or rotation of your head. At Duncan Hearing Healthcare, we can provide you with comprehensive testing to determine whether you have a balance disorder!

Here are a few different types of balance disorders:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – a short, intense feeling of vertigo caused by the head's positional change
  • Labyrinthitis – swelling or infection in the inner ear resulting in dizziness or balance loss
  • Perilymph festula – the leaking of fluid from the inner ear into the middle ear
  • Vestibular neuronitis – infection of the vestibular nerve, typically caused by a virus
  • Ménière's disease – an inner fluid balance disorder that can lead to vertigo, tinnitus (ringing or other sensations in the ear), hearing loss that comes in fluctuations, and a feeling of fullness in the ear

A few possible causes for any of these balance disorders could include a disturbance of the labyrinth (an organ in the inner ear), a problem with nerves connecting to the brain, or an issue in the blood flow. If you believe you may have a balance disorder, make sure to schedule an appointment at our Fall River, MA hearing center right away! Contact us at our Fall River, MA hearing center at 508-674-3334 to get started.

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