Vertigo. or dizziness, is an inner ear disorder that causes a false sensation of movement, as if the room is spinning, or the person is spinning. Since the inner ear is also responsible for our hearing, an audiologist is often part of the team of doctors that can diagnose and treat this condition. To help determine whether you have vertigo, it is important to identify the symptoms of this dizzying disease.
7 Vertigo Symptoms
Sensations of spinning, whirling, or titling indicate that you may be suffering from vertigo. These symptoms often lead to faintness, nausea, and vomiting.
Migraines & Headaches
Vertigo can also be related to migraine headaches. When fluid or calcium compiles in the inner ear, the buildup of pressure inside the head can result in a migraine symptoms.
Both anticipating and experiencing episodes of vertigo can instigate panic attacks. These sporadic anxiety attacks can last up to thirty minutes, induce perspiration, and incite full-bodied chills.
Inner Ear Infection
This is an inner ear problem, usually viral, that comes on suddenly without warning, and can cause severe hearing loss in one ear along with buzzing and dizziness.
Vertigo can be related to a sudden or gradual loss of hearing, and the consequential need for hearing aids. For those diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, loud sounds can become overwhelmingly painful in the affected ear.
Tinnitus is a telltale sign of damage to the inner ear. This auditory disturbance is characterized by an incessant, irritating ringing or buzzing sound in the ear and can be related to one’s dizziness.
If you are feeling pressure in your ears, schedule an examination with your audiologist. Often diagnosed as Aural Fullness, the movement of the head or changing air pressures can cause vertigo.
The expert audiologists at County Hearing and Balance are dedicated to providing premium care to the Waterford, Groton, Norwich, Old Saybrook, Madison, and Middletown communities in Connecticut. With over 41 years of experience and expertise, their team of licensed doctors is dedicated to treating vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and innumerable other hearing conditions. Call 800-881-3277 for a free consultation and visit them online to learn about their hearing testing and treatment services.