Balance Specialists

Acadian Hearing & Balance Center is at the forefront in assessment and treatment of balance disorders

Dizziness, or “vertigo”, can be a sign that there is a disturbance in one or more of the systems that help you maintain balance. The balance system is maintained by a complex interaction of the inner ear, the central nervous system (brain & spinal cord), the eyes, the joints, sensory receptors and muscles.

Good balance depends on at least two of these three sensory systems working well. If your central nervous system can’t process signals from all of these locations, if the messages are contradictory or if the sensory systems aren’t functioning properly, you may experience dizziness or loss of balance.

You may have a balance disorder if you:

Stumble or fall easily

Feel dizzy when sitting up or when turning in bed

Experience dizziness with nausea

Have blurred vision after quick head movement

Experience frequent unsteadiness

Feel confused in crowds or having difficulty concentrating

At ACADIAN HEARING AND BALANCE CENTER, We provide testing to evaluate problems with balance, vertigo, dizziness, and lightheadedness. With the most up to date technology available, Videonystagmography (VNG) is used to clinically evaluate dizziness, unsteadiness, vertigo or other problems with balance and coordination. VNG measures eye movement using miniature video cameras attached to the sides of a mask and recorded by image processing software. These tests can help determine the cause of our client’s problems and provide the first step toward finding solutions.

If you experience dizziness, consider these tips:

Be aware of the possibility of losing your balance, which can lead to falling and serious injury.

Sit or lie down immediately when you feel dizzy.

Avoid driving a care or operating heavy machinery if you experience frequent dizziness.

Use good lighting if you get out of bed at night.

Walk with a cane for stability.

Avoid using caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Excessive use of these substances can restrict you blood vessels and worsen your signs and symptoms.

Work closely with your doctor to manage your symptoms effectively.