The US Deptartment of Commerce says that 80 million people complain of dizziness every year. Some of those people feel faint, some have medical conditions like diabetes. A few have conditions of the inner ear. If one inner ear is diseased, it can send inaccurate signal back to the brain and give you vertigo. Some authors have estimated that getting an accurate history is more than halfway to reaching a diagnosis. Getting all the pertinent details is critical. This web site is designed to help patients to get at those details.
Only a qualified physician can examine your ears and identify anything that is wrong with the eardrum or middle ear space. Vertigo can come from something as simple as an acute ear infection or as serious as a brain tumor. Getting to the correct diagnosis is important. There are so many things that you want to tell a doctor and then when you're sitting in the exam room, your mind goes blank. Hopefully by using this website you can outline and organize your thoughts so that when you do visit the doctor that it's possible to communicate things in a clear and orderly way. This will significantly help your doctor to reach a correct diagnosis and spend time discussing treatment with you.
The human ear is a fantastic organ. Each inner ear is gyroscope that helps to orient you in physical space. It relies on gravity and is a fast, accurate redundant system to provide orientation. Without this information, the brain is forced to use less dependable and slower systems like eye sight and position sense of muscles and joints. This delay in information is interpreted by the brain as dizziness. When eye sight and inner ear information disagree about where you are, you feel dizzy. The inner ear is a critical part in the balance perception. Please explore this website and fill out our questionnaire. Take a copy with you to your doctor's office. Take a copy with you to your doctor's office.
Your family doctor is the place for most people to start. If you have a hearing loss, or think you might have a hearing loss, you should start with your own doctor. The single most common test ordered to delineate a hearing loss is an audiogram. An audiologist usually administers such a test. This is performed in controlled sound proof room or audio booth. The equipment is calibrated and carefully maintained to provide accurate complete results.
Many people are put off by the cost of these doctor visits and tests. They are looking for cheap and easy ways to perform a simple check. A quick search of the iPhone or Android store will show you that there is an app. for that. Realize that the tests are only as good as the equipment that you are using.
Maybe the best way to obtain a clear and accurate diagnosis is to call upon an ear specialist. This link can help you to find an ENT or neurotologist close to you.