Diagnosing Vestibular Disorders

Though dizziness and balance problems are more common in older adults, they can happen to anyone at any age. If you’ve struggled with these issues, you also may have struggled with getting an accurate diagnosis for the problem. And because of that, you may have had trouble finding treatment. So why is getting a diagnosis for dizziness and balance disorders … Read More

What Goes into Good Balance?

Most of us don’t have a problem with our balance. We roll over in bed, get up in the middle of the night and can easily walk to the bathroom without giving it a second thought. But what if that simple task wasn’t so simple? What if getting out of bed caused you to become dizzy, nauseous, or even fall? … Read More

Studies Show COVID-19 May Affect Hearing and Balance

As we continue to learn to live with the SARS-COV-2, or the COVID-19 virus, much more is being learned about how the illness affects the human body. Since the early days of the pandemic, it was noted that individuals with the virus often lost their sense of taste and/or smell. But it seems now more COVID-19 patients are reporting symptoms … Read More

Dizzy? Don’t Wait to Get Help!

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Approximately one-third of those between 65 to 75 years of age report that dizziness and imbalance affect the quality of their lives. In fact, according to the Vestibular Disorders Association, dizziness is the number one malady for people older than 70. Dizziness also leads to falls, the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans, according … Read More

Take Precautions to Prevent Slips and Falls this Winter

Woman In Pain Falling Over In Snowy On Slippery Street And Injuring Herself

Winter in the Midwest is here, and while it’s tough to predict whether this winter will be colder or snowier than usual, one thing is for sure—at some point temperatures will likely drop and it will be slick outside. Though that’s just a fact of life for most of us, for older adults or those who suffer from dizziness and … Read More

Preventing Falls at Home

woman falling on floor holding cane and holding her head

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 60% of falls in adults over age 65 occur at home and most don’t happen from a height, say a ladder or the stairs. Most happen at ground level. While there are many causes for falls, dizziness and balance problems are more common as adults age. In addition, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, … Read More

Balance Tests + Getting Accurately Diagnosed For Dizziness & Balance Disorders

Woman grimacing with hands on her head feeling headache & dizziness

How Imbalance Can Feel Dizziness and balance disorders can be difficult and frustrating conditions to diagnose for patients. One reason is because patients often have a difficult time describing their symptoms in a meaningful way to their healthcare providers. Vertigo is the most specific symptom many patients experience, and it has a specific definition—it is an illusion, or feeling, of … Read More

Medicare’s Approval of VEMP Testing a Positive Sign for Dizzy Patients

Sick dizzy young woman holding hands against temple suffering headache while working on her laptop at home.

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So when someone experiences the symptoms of dizziness and balance problems, and they seek help from a medical professional, you’d expect Medicare and health insurance … Read More

Why Dizziness is More Common as We Age

Dizziness and balance issues can become a problem at any age, but they are more common in adults over age 65. Often, aging and other medical conditions that are more common in older adults, such as diabetes and peripheral neuropathy, can impact the ability to maintain balance. The body has three primary sensory systems that work together to create postural … Read More

As You Age, You May be at Increased Risk of Falling

A man lies unconscious in a room

According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, one of the leading health concerns for people over the age of 60 is falling, which is often related to balance problems. Each year millions of adults fall and one in five of those falls leads to serious injury, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control.  One of three adults 65 or … Read More