Feeling dizzy? Having difficulty with balance? Ever experience Vertigo?
More than 90 million Americans will complain to their doctors of dizziness at least once in their lifetime. The Center for Hearing & Balance incorporates a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive management approach. The Center for Hearing & Balance was developed to be the areas largest, most comprehensive balance center in northeast Pennsylvania. Our audiologists will focus on all aspects of the patient’s problem, from the underlying pathology through the individual treatment plan. For each patient, the diagnosis and therapy can be provided in a faster, more comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
- Dizziness is the #1 complaint of people over 60.
- Dizzy patients see an average of five doctors before finally getting a diagnosis.
- Dizziness and balance disorders cause increased isolation and dependency on others.
Balance disorders are very difficult to diagnose and treat because there is often more than one underlying cause.
- The number one cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is intense, brief episodes of vertigo associated with a change in the position of your head, often when you turn over in bed or sit up in the morning.
- Other causes include: Vestibular Neuronitis, Meniere’s Disease, Vestibular Migraine, Head Trauma, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Heart Attack, Slow-Growing Tumors, Joint and Muscle Weakness, High or Low Blood Pressure, and Viral Infections.
Goal of treatment plans
- Decreasing or eliminating dizziness/vertigo
- Improving balance function and safety
- Improving visual motor control and tolerance of motion
- Increasing activity levels
- Reducing falls or risks of falls
If you are having any symptoms related to dizziness, balance, or vertigo, please discuss them with your primary care physician and request an appointment with our Center for a diagnostic evaluation.