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Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes. Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. Read more...

Why do inner ear disorders make you dizzy?

Balance organ. The inner ear contains both the organ of hearing and an older system called the vestibular system. Injury to the vestibular system usually causes the symptom of vertigo (spinning sensation). This critical system normally functions to orient your head in space and head to the rest of the body. Probably, the most common reason for an injury to this balance system is a viral infection. Read more...

Can the ER test someone for inner ear disorders if they are having vertigo?

Vertigo in the ED. The emergency department can provide treatments to relieve symptoms of vertigo, and to evaluate if it is in the category of a peripheral cause (inner ear) versus a central cause (brain). In most cases, specialized evaluation of the inner ear to determine the specific structural cause is not necessary. For severe or persistent cases, evaluation in the Otolaryngology (ENT) office may be needed. Read more...

Does Auto Immune Inner Ear Disease always cause major hearing loss or can it just cause dizziness? How do you test for AIED?

AIED. causes sensorineural hearing loss. In addition to complaints of hearing loss, nearly half of autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss patients report other vestibuloauditory symptoms including aural fullness, tinnitus, lightheadedness, and vertigo. There is no single diagnostic examination or laboratory study. History and physical with an audiogram and some lab studies can be very useful. Read more...