Comprehensive Balance Testing
(Vero Beach Only)
At Treasure Coast Audiology, we are not only your trusted partner in hearing but also in identifying balance disorders. Our commitment to your well-being goes beyond just hearing health. We are proud to offer comprehensive balance testing using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures at our Vero Beach location.
What Sets Us Apart
Understanding Dizziness, Vertigo & Imbalance
Did you know…
- According to the National Institute of Health, dizziness or loss of balance will affect 90 million Americans sometime during their lifetime.
- Dizziness is the number one complaint reported to medical providers in adults 70 years of age or older.
- Balance-related falls account for more than one-half of accidental deaths in the elderly.
- Balance-related falls cause over 300,000 hip fractures in individuals over 65 years of age.
- Inner ear disorders or ear infections can result in imbalance and vertigo affecting a person’s ability to walk, roll over in bed, see or think clearly, or to read or watch television.
- Many times disorders of the inner ear are misdiagnosed as a more severe neurological condition such as multiple sclerosis or as clinical depression.
- Inner ear disturbances account for 85% of dizzy disorders.
- Children can also be affected by inner ear disorders and are sometimes incorrectly diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or psychologically disturbed.
- Illness, infections, disease, head injuries and whiplash are frequent causes of imbalance, dizziness, and vertigo.
Balance and the Vestibular System
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.
The inner ear is home to the hearing and balance centers. The receptors within the ear allow 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 your hearing and/or balance system, as they are all part of the inner ear. All testing is easy, comfortable and uses advanced technology.
Why Choose Treasure Coast Audiology for Balance Testing
- Expertise: Our team is highly trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating balance disorders. As an AIB-certified facility, we adhere to the highest standards of care.
- Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilize the latest equipment and procedures to ensure the most accurate and effective testing and diagnosis.
- Personalized Care: We understand that balance issues are unique to each individual. Our approach is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.
- Comprehensive Solutions: Our comprehensive balance testing leads to accurate diagnoses, allowing us to recommend the most appropriate treatments to improve your balance and quality of life.
- Restoring Confidence: We are dedicated to helping you regain your confidence and independence in your daily activities by addressing your balance concerns.