Ear, Hearing and Balance Center

Specialized Care for Balance Disorders (Vestibular Disorders)

Balance disorders can significantly impact your life. Any condition that makes you feel dizzy or unsteady may be related to an issue with the vestibular system. Located in the inner ear, the vestibular system is the sensory system that provides information to the brain about one’s spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance.


Make an appointment with an ear, hearing and balance expert

If you are experiencing hearing loss or balance problems, call 440-732-3821 to schedule an appointment with an ENT doctor or audiologist at a location near you.

Some of the balance disorders that the ENT experts at University Hospitals can diagnose and treat, include:


Comprehensive Evaluations to Diagnose Balance Disorders

If you are experiencing balance and/or dizziness problems, it is important to consult with an ENT specialist and audiologist. These issues can increase your risk of falls and may be symptoms of a serious condition that requires immediate treatment. Your team will perform a complete evaluation that may include assessments of:

  • Balance
  • Walking
  • Neck mobility
  • Visual stability
  • Vestibular function

Based on the results of these assessments, your ENT specialist may recommend an exercise-based program called vestibular therapy. Your plan of care will be individualized to meet your needs and will be adjusted according to your home’s layout and your daily habits to maximize your safety. In working with your therapist, the goal will be to improve your function in everyday activities and reduce your risk of falling.

Make an appointment with an ear, hearing and balance expert

If you are experiencing hearing loss or balance problems, call 440-732-3821 today to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with an ENT doctor or audiologist at a location near you.