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Disability Specific Resources


Information: Vestibular Disorders


Includes Dizziness, Inner Ear Disorders and Meniere's Syndrome.

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What are Vestibular Disorders?

Various Vestibular Disorders

There are many types of Vestibular Disorders. The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) is an international organization based in Portland, Oregon that offers information and support for people suffering from inner ear disorders that cause dizziness, nausea, and balance problems. They list the following specific vestibular disorders including the different causes, characteristics, diagnostic tests and treatments for each disorder. This website would be a good start to find a good overview and information regarding each of the following disorders.

Many of these disorders are complex because of their effect on the inner ear, which is partially responsible for our sense of balance, as well as to hearing. This effect may vary in severity, scope and duration. These Inner Ear Disorders or Vestibular Disorders that affect our sense of balance can be very disabling causing pressure or fullness in the ear, tinnitus (ringing or roaring), severe imbalance or vertigo (causing the person to fall, have nausea or vomit) or hearing loss. Some have unknown causes, are difficult to diagnosis, with diagnosis through exclusion by various otological and neurological tests, and are not curable. Discuss all treatment possibilities with doctors specializing in these disorders and seek second opinions. Treatments have been successful, but not necessarily in all patients. Always ask your doctor and/or pharmacist of side effects or risks.

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What are the causes of Vestibular Disorders?


What are the characteristics of Vestibular Disorders?

The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) lists the following possible symptoms people with Vestibular Disorders may experience. See their comprehensive list under "Symptoms" on their website.


What are the statistics regarding Vestibular Disorders?

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Prevention


Awareness


Viewpoint

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On-Line Discussion


Needs and Solutions

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Learn More about Vestibular Disorders

To learn more about Vestibular Disorders, find other related resources by visiting the following informational websites.


References

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