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Learn more about Audiology at UC San Diego Health System.
Hearing and balance are closely connected functions of the inner ear. Our audiologists and otologists provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, specialized surgical and medical treatment, and assistive technology for hearing loss, ear diseases and balance-related disorders.
As an academic health system, our physicians and researchers are dedicated to the highest level of patient care and energetic pursuit of improved therapies for these conditions.
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The vestibular system in the inner ear is responsible for sense of balance.
Balance problems are often a result of:
- Head injury
- Circulation issues
- Certain medications
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Learn more about balance disorders:
Balance disorders can cause you to feel:
- Like you are falling or floating
We regularly see patients for the following balance-related disorders:
Treatment for balance disorders varies on the condition and the individual. Up to 80 percent of people obtain relief with vestibular exercise, a type of physical therapy that helps you regain balance.
Other treatments include:
- Dietary changes
Our experienced otolaryngology specialists work together to evaluate and treat your balance problems. Our comprehensive balance disorders team provides specialized care, and, depending on your diagnosis, may include physicians and therapists from other specialties.