The inner ear controls all aspects of movement and should there be any disruptions in this cavity it can affect your balance. The ear is, unique because it is the only organ that houses two senses: balance and hearing. The part of the inner ear responsible for hearing is known as the cochlea. There are numerous reasons for dizziness (also known as vertigo). It can occur from disturbances in the fluid found in the inner ear. It can also occur from physiological changes or pressure on the balance nerve (also found near the ear). Vertigo often feels like a spinning or whirling sensation. Vomiting or nausea can occur with Vertigo and this could potentially be Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder caused by an accumulation of fluid and pressure.
Meniere’s disease often results in permanent hearing loss in one or both ears if not treated. Get your hearing checked to determine the extent of the loss and assess devices that may help.
Sources – Mayo Clinic organisation and Patient platform limited
Hearing tests check a person’s ability to hear the loudness and pitch of sounds. Some reasons why you may need a hearing test include ringing in your ears, others companing that you talk too loud or watch the TV on high volume, or simply you have trouble hearing conversations.
While there’s no replacement for a consultation with a hearing-care expert, our free online hearing screening can provide some quick and useful feedback about your hearing. The screening should be carried out in quite space and all you need is a pair of headphones!
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