Dizziness, problems with balance, tendency to fall, hearing loss, and ringing in the ears are among the most common problems that prompt people to seek evaluation by an otolaryngologist. To help meet the need for evaluation of patients with these kinds of problems, the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery has a facility devoted to the evaluation and management of dizziness (disequilibrium), vertigo, hearing loss with aging (presbycusis), and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
The team of specialists includes otolaryngologists, an oto-neurologist, audiologists, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners. This team of specialists works closely with neuro-radiologists and neurologists to identify any underlying causes of troublesome dizziness and balance symptoms.
The medical staff at the Dizziness & Balance Center collaborates with the Hearing Research Center on the Charles River Campus of Boston University to stay knowledgeable on research breakthroughs that might be beneficial to patients. The medical staff evaluate and help patients who feel unsteady when standing or walking to regain a greater sense of security and ability to move independently.