Vestibular and balance issues

The vestibular system is made up of the parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance. If the vestibular system is damaged, symptoms like vertigo, dizziness, poor balance, and problems with hearing and seeing may become evident.

The good news is that a proper diagnosis and the right treatment can help repair the inner ear and restore balance.


What you should know about vestibular and balance issues

  • Vestibular conditions can be diagnosed using advanced equipment, including devices that measure inner ear movement and activity, hearing ability, brain signals and eye movement.
  • Depending on the cause, vestibular and balance problems are treated with medication, physical therapy or sometimes surgery.

Why choose Geisinger for your vestibular and balance issues?

  • Geisinger’s Vestibular and Balance Center is specially designed to treat patients experiencing vertigo, dizziness or imbalance as a result of vestibular disorders, head injuries, strokes or other neurologic problems.
  • Our team includes a neurotologist/otologist (a specialist that focuses on the ear and its connection to the brain), a physical therapist and an audiologist. We also consult with other specialists as needed.

Treatment options

At Geisinger, we understand that chronic dizziness or poor balance can significantly impact a person’s ability to have an active life. That’s why we offer:

Specialties and institutes

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