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Draper, UT 84020

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If you’re experiencing random spells of dizziness, spinning, or rocking, then it can be a concerning time as you try to understand why you’re randomly having trouble with your balance.

It can feel scary – it can impact your independence and your confidence to leave your home due to its unpredictable and unexpected nature.

There are a large number of potential causes for your dizziness. These can be linked to your vision, your medication, or because of cardiovascular, neurological, or even orthopedic conditions.

However, nearly all balance challenges are linked to the vestibule and semi-circular canals that live within your ear.

At Utah Hearing & Balance, we have a  team of experienced audiologists that can conduct a series of simple, non-invasive tests to accurately diagnose the reasons for your dizziness and help you to find a solution.

The Different Types of Testing That We Perform:

  • cVEMP and oVEMP
  • VNG
  • ABR
  • ​ECOG
  • ​RVT
  • ​CDP
  • ​Audiogram and acoustic reflexes when referred

The medical term for the part of the inner ear involved with balance is called the vestibular system. The vestibular system is an organ located within the inner ear which relays information to the brain about balance and orientation of the head and body.

Balance is a complex interaction which requires input from our vestibular system, in addition to our vision and the sensation from our feet, muscles, and joints. If any one of these systems are not working properly, you will suffer loss of balance.

Neurodiagnostic Testing

The inner ear is home to the hearing and balance centers. The receptors within the ear allows signals to be received and processed by a variety of locations within the central nervous system and the brain.

Unlike imaging studies which show only the anatomy or structures, this family of tests allows your doctor to better understand how the system is working and where a problem may arise.

Depending on your condition, your physician may recommend evaluation of the hearing and/or balance centers as they are all part of the inner ear.  All testing is easy, comfortable and use advanced technology.

Balance Disorders

Balance disorders fall into two main categories:

The first is dizziness, vertigo, or motion intolerance. This condition may be caused or worsened by rapid head movement, turning too quickly, walking, or riding in a car. 

These symptoms can be acute or sharp attacks lasting for seconds or sometimes for several hours.
The second is a persistent sense of imbalance or unsteadiness. Some people refer to this as a loss of surefootedness. There can be many causes of dizziness and imbalance, with the largest percentage coming from the vestibular system.

A balance disorder may be caused by viral or bacterial infections in the ear, a head injury, or blood circulation disorders that affect the inner ear or brain. Many people experience problems with their sense of balance as they get older. 

Balance problems and dizziness also can result from taking certain medications. 

However, many balance disorders can begin all of a sudden and with no obvious cause. Your physician may have referred you to our clinic as the balance experts who will help in the process of determining possible causes and best treatment options.

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"I did a balance test at the Ear Nose and Throat Center House of Hearing. They did a great job of administering the test. They explained each test procedure well. Their well mannered nature helped me feel comfortable and confident about what would happen at each step."

- Douglas S.

"Everyone was very nice. They made me feel relaxed and calm during my balance tests, explaining each test before starting them and were good at all talk to keep your mind off the tests being done."

- Paula F.

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