Balance is in part controlled by the vestibular system of the inner ear. The main organ for hearing, the cochlea, is also contained here. Because these organs are both housed within the temporal bone space and share fluids, there are many disorders of the vestibular system that will present with both hearing and balance symptoms.
A comprehensive audiologic evaluation is obtained on every patient who is referred to Cornerstone Ear, Nose and Throat for issues with dizziness or vertigo. The results of our hearing test are crucial to aid practice physicians in diagnosis and management of dizziness. This data can provide information regarding the hearing and balance system and help to pinpoint a possible disorder and rule out particular causes for balance disturbances.