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I’m dizzy! What should I do?

At some point or another, we have all experienced brief moments of unsteadiness or imbalance. However, it is important to speak with one’s primary care physician, especially with new onset imbalance. A patient’s doctor will evaluate their symptoms and determine next steps, one of which may be a referral to an audiologist.  But what can an audiologist do? What does dizziness… [Read More]

What are the 4 categories of Dizziness?

At some point, we have all had the experience of a temporary feeling of unsteadiness. This ‘dizziness’ typically passes within a few seconds; however, the term dizziness is an umbrella term that can mean anything from brief imbalance to a debilitating balance disorder. There are four primary descriptions that can fall under the term dizziness…. [Read More]

What to Expect During Balance Testing

Our balance is maintained by the combined efforts of our visual, vestibular, and skeletal systems. Our brain uses the information from these systems in order to know where we are in space. When one system is compromised, it can lead to perceptions of dizziness and increased risk of falls. When a patient presents with dizziness,… [Read More]